Cashew farming and Nigeria’s diversification from oil and gas

Cashew farming and Nigeria’s diversification from oil and gas Nigeria's continuous decline in cashew production between 1970 to 2000 was a result of many factors, particularly unavailability of loans from financial institutions due to collateral. Olomola (1999) cited inadequate storage facilities as one of the major setbacks. On the other hand, the Nigerian economy has … Continue reading Cashew farming and Nigeria’s diversification from oil and gas

Constraints to adding Value to Small-scale Cashew Farming in Nigeria

Financial Constraints to adding Value to Small-scale Cashew Farming in Nigeria Author: Irobiko Chimezie Kingsley   Introduction Cashew is one of Nigeria's major foreign exchange earners (Ogbeh., 2016). It’s among 13 other strategic export products and is considered as one of the major five agro-industrial crops from the country (Adeigbe et al., 2015). The Federal … Continue reading Constraints to adding Value to Small-scale Cashew Farming in Nigeria

Financial constraints to adding value to small-scale cashew farming in Nigeria

As a drought-resistant crop, the cash tree (Anacardium occidentale L.) is one of Nigeria’s undervalued economic crops despite its ubiquity and huge economic potentials (Ohler., 1979). Cashew apples waste on most plantations in the country due to lack of an efficient market distribution system. When the agricultural produce is finally harvested, local farmers suffer huge … Continue reading Financial constraints to adding value to small-scale cashew farming in Nigeria