Cashew kernels are mainly used for the snack market as a roasted and salted snack. The worldwide demand for this incredibly appetizing snack is growing at 7% for the past decade. Called “the King of the Nuts” this plantation crop has become one of the most important Cash crops from Africa.
West African countries of Ivory Coast, BurkinaFaso, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria and Benin together account for 40% of the world’s production and are the second largest producer of raw Cashew nuts in the world.
Cashew growing has improved the lives of small scale farmers in these countries significantly. The impact has transformed their lives so much that they now refer to their orchards as a place where “money grows on trees”.
TANMONDIAL has diversified sourcing operations in these regions as we believe in supporting farm families by trade not aid. The success of our operation is because of our superior procurement and warehousing facilities in the remotest villages of the cashew growing areas. Also of vital importance is our relationship with farmers and other local suppliers; we pay a higher price for ensuring that the cashews are well dried before delivery at the warehouse for Quality Control by our inspectors at each point of purchase. Our Model of Buying, Sorting, Grading, final inspection and expedite shipment has given us a unique competitive position in the Cashew procurement sector of West Africa. It has also enabled us to meet the exacting quality requirements and execute timely customized supply contracts for our client processors in Vietnam and India.