Cashew Nut Farming in South East Nigeria
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Here is what your investment covers
- Renting the plots of land on your behalf.
- Insurance to cover the farms throughout the farming cycle.
- Farm inputs including high-quality seeds, fertilizers and farm tools.
- Farmers labour to work on the farm.
- Logistics to get the harvested cashew from farm to market.
- 15% reward at the end of 3 years of farming circle.
- Your invested funds are backed by real landed equity.
Some Information On Cashew Nut Farming
Cashew nut is native of Brazil, was later introduced in Nigeria by the British for the purpose of afforestation and soil conservation. From its humble beginning as a crop intended to check soil erosion, cashew has emerged as a major foreign exchange earner next only to tea and coffee. Cashew nut is one of the important nuts grown in the world and ranked first. Among various nuts such as hazelnuts, almonds, etc., cashew nut enjoys an unenviable position and it is an unavoidable snack in all important social functions especially in the western countries.
Farming of Cashew and its Importance:
Commercial cultivation of cashew is taken up in several southern states. India is the third-largest producer and exporter of cashew in the world next only to Vietnam and Nigeria. The current cashew production of the country accounts for over 23.0% of the global production.
Suitable Soil for Cashew Plantation:
In growing Cashews, the general notion is that “cashew is very modest in its soil requirements and can adapt itself to varying soil conditions without impairing productivity”. While Cashew can be grown in poor soils, its performance would be much better on good soils. The best soils for cashew are deep and well-drained sandy loams without a hardpan. Cashew also thrives on pure sandy soils, although mineral deficiencies are more likely to occur. Water stagnation and flooding are not congenial for cashew. Heavy clay soils with poor drainage and soils with pH more than 8.0 are not suitable for cashew cultivation. Excessive alkaline and saline soils also do not support its growth. Red sandy loam, lateritic soils and coastal sands with slightly acidic pH are best for cashew.