Early cashew harvest expected in 2017 – Association
The National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN) said that it expected early harvest of cashew in this year as most of the trees were already flowering and ready for fruiting.
The association’s Spokesperson, Mr Sotonye Anga, who disclosed this in in Lagos, said that this was observed after a nationwide tour of some cashew producing states including Kwara and Abia.
Anga said that most cashew trees were doing “very well’’, saying it was a sign of a bumper harvest for farmers in 2017.
“We are very pleased at the moment with what we have seen of cashew trees in most states where we have cashew plantations because they are doing very well.
“Most of the trees are already flowering and getting ready for fruiting, which is a good sign for 2017 harvest.
“From our observation during a nationwide tour of cashew trees as far as we can see, 2017 cashew harvest for Nigeria will be early,“ Anga said.
The spokesperson added that farmers were already optimistic and had started adequate preparation toward the 2017 cashew season scheduled to kickoff in February.