Kerala Govt Should Step in to Help Cashew Farmers

This entry was posted on Friday, April 12th, 2013 and is filed under Cashew.

The raw cashew quality has improved in Kerala but there is still climatic uncertainty in Vietnam, Ivory Coast and Ghana. Even then, the Kerala raw cashew is on a big collapse and there is no support from anywhere! The impact of this collapse can be seen in the entire Indian raw cashew market.

Therefore, the state owned factories in Kerala should immediately come forward to start their bulk procurement activity.

Farmers should also know their responsibility. If they fail in drying their farm collections even when the rain comes, the burden will fall on the Government.

So the Govt should only support the sun-dried raw cashews by fixing a maximum moisture content.

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