NCAN Canvasses Investment In Cashew Plantation

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THE National President of National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN), Mr Tola Faseru has rued the lackadaisical attitude of many Nigerians to the huge potentials in planting and processing of Cashew.

Faseru, at the African Cashew Business Competitiveness and Environmental Sustainability Programme, yesterday in Ilorin, said though Nigeria has the highest arable land for cultivation of the cash crop, it is not the best producer of it in Africa.

Besides, he lamented the dearth of knowledge on the potential benefits that the exploitation of the crop could contribute to the Gross Domestic Products (GDP) of the country.

Faseru, while extolling the visions of the founding fathers of African Cashew Alliance (ACA) with headquarters in Osu, Accra Ghana, said Nigerian farmers should embrace the large scale cultivation of the crop to upstage the leading roles in Africa of Tanzanian farmers and their Ghanian counterparts.

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