FG Trains Stakeholders On Cashew Valued Chain In Kwara

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Tuesday trained stakeholders in Kwara on cashew valued chain.

The Permanent Secretary, Dr Ernest Umakhihe who was represented by a Deputy Director, Mr Bernard Ukattah said the programme was to enable the stakeholders to discuss issues to move the industry forward.

He said one of the major constraints of the cashew industry in Nigeria was inadequate processing capacity of our processing plants and equipment.

”Out of the 170,000 mt of cashew nuts produced in Nigeria, only five percent is processed, while raw cashew nuts are sold to cashew buying agents for export.