Mozambique's ideal growing conditions and strong local processing sector make the country uniquely well-positioned to become one of the most competitive global providers of traceable, sustainable, high-quality cashew.
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Building on Mozambique's long-standing reputation as one of the world's best and most prolific producers of cashews, new technologies and improved management systems for production and processing are increasing the quantity, quality, and value of Mozambican cashew kernel available for sale on the international market.
Transparent systems for efficient supply chain management in the Mozambican cashew industry allow retailers and final consumers to know where cashews come from and how they are handled during their journey from farm to table. This important information also facilitates a range of quality-assuring certifications, including food safety and organic.
Against the backdrop of changing demands in the international market for cashews, MozaCajú supports the expansion of the Mozambican cashew industry in a way that allows producers and processors to meet the requirements and preferences of buyers. With targeted interventions in the areas of production, processing, and marketing, MozaCajú is working toward a more productive, efficient, and transparent cashew value chain, which will allow Mozambique to harness the growing global market demand for premium cashew kernel.
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Field Manual (Portuguese)
This manual, which acts as the foundation for each of the various MozaCajú trainings that are given to cashew producers, details the actions required at various stages of production, including planting, cleaning and pruning, chemical control of pests and disease, harvest and post-harvest and commercialization.
For more details or to download the manual (in Portuguese), please click here.
Competitiveness of the Mozambican Cashew Industry
This report describes the history of the Mozambican Cashew Industry, current key players in the private and public sector, and a brief evaluation of the policies that regulate the industry.
The report focuses on mapping out the costs of cashew processing in Mozambique and benchmarking the competitiveness of the industry. It includes analysis of key issues that the Mozambican farmers and processors face, ultimately recommending priorities to be implemented by AICAJU with assistance from TechnoServe.
For more details or to download the report, please click here.
Grant Funding Opportunity
MozaCajú is soliciting grant applications/business proposals from cashew processors, large-scale producers and other organizations involved in the Mozambique cashew industry for the procurement of equipment, infrastructural improvements or other materials and activities.
In addition to other requirements, applicants must be registered Mozambican businesses operating in the cashew industry and prepared to contribute some of their own resources as part of the grant. For more details, please read the Request for Applications (RFA) and the associated attachments.
Download the Request for Applications (RFA).