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Direct Research Journals
Direct Research Journal of Agriculture and Food Science:Vol.6 (3), pp. 68-72, March 2018
ISSN 2354-4147

Status of cashew production and potential for expansion in Uganda
Article Number: DRJA941930847
DOI: https://doi.org/10.26765/DRJAFS.2018.0847

Review


Denis B Mujuni1*, Paul Okullo2, Samuel Ongerep1, David Kissa Ocama1 and Jecko Magomu Kidiya1


1National Forestry Resources Research Institute (NaFORRI), P. O. Box 1752, Kampala, Uganda.

2Nabuini Zonal Agricultural Research Institute (NabuZARDI), P. O. Box 132, Moroto, Uganda.

*Corresponding author E-mail:  d.mujuni@yahoo.com


date Received: June 17, 2016     date Accepted: July 16, 2016     date Published: March 7, 2018

Abstract

Cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) is a tropical nut tree crop, it is a source of food, income, industrial raw materials and foreign exchange for many countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Here we present the status of cashew production, research efforts, achievements, constraints and areas of possible improvement in Uganda by considering 45 years of data. We suggest possible areas of improvement to enhance the development of cashew sector.  Our recommendations include promotion of improved cashew varieties, best agronomic practices, value addition and effective policy for promoting its competitiveness.


Keywords: Cashew, research, production, value addition and constraints

 

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