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Tanzania Wants to Become the World’s Biggest Cashew Exporter

  • Nation to triple output as it opens farms in more provinces
  • Targeted output could make Tanzania biggest cashew producer
Operations At A Select Harvests Ltd. Packaging Facility Ahead Of Results
Photographer: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

Tanzania plans to more than triple output of cashews to 1 million tons over the next four to five years, and potentially become the biggest exporter of the nuts.

Output will increase from an estimated 290,000 tons this season as the government encourages cultivation in more provinces and enhances transparency in the trade, according to Agriculture Minister Japhet Hasunga.