Harvest 2018 is available for importers in Nigeria and Benin. Traders are getting better than expected returns because of the early arrival of the cashew season. But current weather conditions are not highly favorable for the next crop. Even then the harvest may show some improvements, considering this year’s first crop.
Ivory Coast expects only 5% increase in the 2018 season. In Guinea Bissau, flowering season is in progress.
Cashew growing region of West Africa is fast expanding with year on year increase in the cultivation area.