Cashew India Buyer Seller Meet
India is the largest market for cashew kernels. The gross annual value of the India cashew value chain is estimated at Rs 18,000 – 20,000 crores. Cashew processing is the biggest segment in the value-chain after cashew nut production. The organised cashew processing industry, estimated at 3000 in number, provides employment to about 500,000 people, mostly rural women. Given the size of the population, and growing income levels, cashew consumption is growing at close to 5 – 6% per annum in volume terms pre-covid. The scope for developing new applications using cashews such as cashew milk, cashew cheese, and also for popularising existing applications such as cashew paste in curries, cashew powder in infant food preparations etc is immense. The focus of the conference is to develop and grow India cashew kernels market in volume and value terms in a collaborative manner.
Cashew India Buyer Seller Meet 2022 consisted of technical sessions and one to one buyer seller meetings. We had seven discussions on topics such as Update on state-wise cashew sector, mechanisation and food safety, Innovation in supply chain, e-commerce, buyer-seller roundtable, value-addition opportunities and setting action agenda for the coming year. We had three presentations- on opportunities in benin, financing cashew value chain and accessing NSE SME platform. We have over 450 delegates comprising of 225 processors, 120 buyers and rest being service providers to the cashew industry.