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THE NIGERIAN CASHEW SECTOR       REPOSITIONING                       BY  SOTONYE ANGA, NATIONAL CASHEW ASSOCIATION        ...
WHO IS NCAN? The National Cashew Associaton of Nigeria (NCAN) is the umbrella body for the Nigerian Cashew Industry. The ...
COUNTRY OVERVIEW• Nigeria, a Country in west Africa and Africa’s  most populous Country, has a population of  over 160 mil...
HOW THINGS WERE• Poor post harvest handling practices resulting  in cashew quality deterioration.• Use of polypropylene ba...
WHAT WE DID• Had several consultations with cashew stakeholders.• Embarked on nation wide training of our farmers.• Encour...
NATIONAL CASHEW STAKEHOLDERS           MEETING                               6
2012 CASHEW SEASON FLAG OFF                              7
THE RESULT• Significant quality improvement of our  cashew.• Improved price for Nigerian cashew and  better returns to our...
SOME OF OUR PROJECTS SPECIAL CASHEW PRODUCTION(SCP) SCHEME. KOGI CASHEW CORRIDOR (KCC). NIGERIAN CASHEW INDUSTRY  TRANS...
THE GOOD NEWS• THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA HAS  MADE FIRM COMMITMENT TO DEVELOP THE  CASHEW SECTOR.• CASHEW HAS NOW ...
WHAT TO EXPECT• INCREASED PRODUCTION OF CASHEW  ACROSS NIGERIA.• INCREASED VALUE ADDITION TO CASHEW.• MORE JOBS TO BE CREA...
THE END!!THANK YOU!                12
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  1. 1. THE NIGERIAN CASHEW SECTOR REPOSITIONING BY SOTONYE ANGA, NATIONAL CASHEW ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA www.nationalcashewassociationofnig.org 1
  2. 2. WHO IS NCAN? The National Cashew Associaton of Nigeria (NCAN) is the umbrella body for the Nigerian Cashew Industry. The main objective of NCAN is to build a sustainable Nigerian cashew industry for the benefit of all stakeholders in the cashew value chain. Our members are: cashew farmers, Traders, Processors, Exporters, Researchers, and all Service providers. 2
  3. 3. COUNTRY OVERVIEW• Nigeria, a Country in west Africa and Africa’s most populous Country, has a population of over 160 million people. Currently the nation produces about 120,000 tons of cashew nuts annually. Cashew in Nigeria is grown in 19 States namely: Kogi, Kwara, Enugu, Anambra, Imo, Abia, Cross River, Edo, Nassarawa, Benue, Taraba, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Niger and Osun. However, the crop can grow in almost all parts of the Country. 3
  4. 4. HOW THINGS WERE• Poor post harvest handling practices resulting in cashew quality deterioration.• Use of polypropylene bags in packing cashew nuts.• Heavily discounted prices for raw cashew nuts.• Weak relationship between Government and private sector. 4
  5. 5. WHAT WE DID• Had several consultations with cashew stakeholders.• Embarked on nation wide training of our farmers.• Encouraged proper drying of raw cashew nuts.• Discouraged the use of polypropylene bags.• Encouraged the use of jute bags in packing our cashew.• Built a robust relationship between Government and private sector(NCAN). 5
  6. 6. NATIONAL CASHEW STAKEHOLDERS MEETING 6
  7. 7. 2012 CASHEW SEASON FLAG OFF 7
  8. 8. THE RESULT• Significant quality improvement of our cashew.• Improved price for Nigerian cashew and better returns to our farmers.• Better understanding by Government of the challenges faced by stakeholders and a solution jointly being worked out by NCAN and Government for the overall growth and development of the sector. 8
  9. 9. SOME OF OUR PROJECTS SPECIAL CASHEW PRODUCTION(SCP) SCHEME. KOGI CASHEW CORRIDOR (KCC). NIGERIAN CASHEW INDUSTRY TRANSFORMATION. 10 BILLION NAIRA CASHEW INTERVENTION FUND. NIGERIAN CASHEW MILLIONAIRE INITIATIVE.All these projects are geared towards improving performance of the Nigerian cashew Industry. 9
  10. 10. THE GOOD NEWS• THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA HAS MADE FIRM COMMITMENT TO DEVELOP THE CASHEW SECTOR.• CASHEW HAS NOW GAINED THE STATUS OF A NATIONAL TRANSFORMATION CROP. 10
  11. 11. WHAT TO EXPECT• INCREASED PRODUCTION OF CASHEW ACROSS NIGERIA.• INCREASED VALUE ADDITION TO CASHEW.• MORE JOBS TO BE CREATED ACROSS THE CASHEW VALUE CHAIN.• IMPROVED INCOME FOR CASHEW FARMERS• GREATER CONTRIBUTION OF CASHEW TO NIGERIA’S GDP. 11
  12. 12. THE END!!THANK YOU! 12
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