Sourcing raw cashew nuts globally for the cashew processing industries in Kerala. The Kerala Cashew Board Ltd. will procure and import raw cashew nut from cashew producing countries to address the deficit in the availability of raw cashew nuts in the state. Sourced products will return to the global market after getting value added in Kerala.
To procure and import raw cashew nuts from India or abroad .
To promote the “Kerala Cashew” identity in the national and international markets by leveraging qualities of Kerala Cashew Nuts, Processing etc. strengthening and capturing world market share.
To make available raw Cashew Nuts to public and processing sector units in Kerala on reasonable margin.
India is the largest processor of cashew in the world. The state of Kerala is the main processing and exporting centre of Cashew in India. Cashew (Anacardium occidentale) tree is a native of Brazil and was introduced to Kerala by the Portuguese. The cashew industry in the state has a long history. Within five centuries, cashew industry has established as a major traditional agro-based industry in the state.
Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan
Chief Minister of Kerala
Smt. J. Mercykutty Amma
Minister for Fisheries, Harbour Engineering and Cashew Industry