APEDA is working towards exploring new markets for cashews in the international markets of Japan, Saudi Arabia, UK, Spain, Kuwait, Qatar, USA European countries
The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Development Authority (APEDA), an organisation under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, played an instrumental role as an export facilitator and flagged off its Cashew Nut shipment to Bangladesh, Qatar, Malaysia and the USA to mark National Cashew Day. Bangladesh will be receiving its first-ever shipment of Cashew Nuts all the way from Odisha.
After Côte d’Ivoire, India is the second largest producer and exporter of Cashew Nuts with a share of more than 15 per cent, followed by Vietnam in the world’s cashew export. India’s top export destinations are the UAE, the Netherlands, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are the major cashew-producing states in India. India primarily exports Cashew Kernels with small quantities of Cashew Nut Shell Liquid and Cardanol.
With the UAE and the Netherlands remaining as the top export destinations for Indian Cashew Nuts, APEDA is working towards exploring new markets for cashews in the international markets of Japan, Saudi Arabia, UK, Spain, Kuwait, Qatar, USA European countries, etc.
The demand for cashew products has been on the rise, and to see the industry evolve and thrive is a heartening moment. The growth is a testament to the hard work of the farmers, processors, and exporters.