ACA News

March 2012

20 Apr, 2012 by Anonymous

At the end of February, the ACA Executive Committee and ACA Advisory Board met at the ACA Secretariat offices in Accra for their annual meeting.  The Executive Committee is ACA’s governing body, elected by ACA members, that provides direction, guidance, and oversight to the Secretariat, while the Advisory Board consists of donors contributing at least US$50,000 to ACA’s annual budget....

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17 Apr, 2012 by Anonymous

30,000MT Facility Inaugurated in Côte d’Ivoire

A new page has been turned in the short history of West African cashew processing. On 23 February, ACA founding member Olam International Limited inaugurated a fully mechanized plant in Bouake, Côte d’Ivoire with a processing capacity of 30,000 MT, making it the largest cashew processing facility in Africa, and one of the largest globally....

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9 Apr, 2012 by aca-admin

A breakthrough in access to finance was announced on March 1st by the African Cashew Alliance (ACA), the USAID West Africa Trade Hub, and African Investors Management Services Ltd (AIMS). A Memorandum of Understanding with the Nigerian Export Import Bank (NEXIM) and Ecobank will facilitate access to US$2 million in financing for three Nigerian processing firms, which will lead to dramatic...

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