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The cashew country profile consists of cashew growing regions in each of the countries, government policies, RCN production and export data, export data of kernels and shipping and logistics companies operating in each of those countries. It also covers about major banks and other NGOs financing the cashew value chain. The profile will give in depth details about various cashew countries and its importance in global cashew trade.


Bénin, officially the Republic of Benin (French: République du Bénin) and formerly known as Dahomey, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, Burkina Faso to the north-west, and Niger to the north-east.

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is the continental country situated in the middle of West Africa between the latitudes 90˚20˚ and 15˚05˚North. Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta; French: Haute Volta) is a landlocked country located in the middle of West Africa's "hump."

The Gambia

The Gambia, officially the Republic of the Gambia, is a country in West Africa. The Gambia is often referred to as 'The Smiling Coast'. It is the smallest country within mainland Africa and is surrounded by Senegal, except for its western coast on the Atlantic Ocean.


Ghana is considered one of the more stable countries in West Africa since its transition to multi-party democracy in 1992. Formerly known as the Gold Coast, Ghana gained independence from Britain in 1957, becoming the first sub-Saharan nation to break the chains of colonialism.

Guinea Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is a country located in West Africa bordering the Northern Atlantic Ocean between Guinea and Senegal. Guinea-Bissau is low-lying, swampy plateau rising to savanna in the east.


India is located in South Asia, bordered by Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, Burma and Pakistan. India is the world's largest democracy and second most populous country emerged as a major power in the 1990s. It is militarily strong, has major cultural influence and a fast-growing and powerful economy.

Cote d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire (also known as the Ivory Coast), in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea, is a little larger than New Mexico. Its neighbors are Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Ghana. The country consists of a coastal strip in the south, dense forests in the interior, and savannas in the north.


Mozambiqueis located on the southeast coast of Africa. It is bound by Swaziland to the south, South Africa to the southwest, Zimbabwe to the west, Zambia and Malawi to the northwest, Tanzania to the north and the Indian Ocean to the east.


Nigeria, a country on the coast of West Africa, bordered by the Bight of Benin and the Gulf of Guinea in south. Nigeria is bordered by Benin, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger, it shares maritime borders with Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, and São Tomé and Príncipe. Nigeria's main rivers are the Niger, where it got its name from, and the Benue, the main tributary of the Niger.


Senegal is a country in western Africa with an Atlantic Ocean coastline. Neighboring countries include The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, and Mauritania. Senegal's geography is mostly flat, and the northern border is formed by the Senegal River.Senegal used to be colonized by the French and gained independence in 1960. Senegal is divided into 14 districts and Dakar is the capital with the most citizens.


The United Republic of Tanzania is located in Eastern Africa. It is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the North, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the West and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the South. The country's eastern border lies in the Indian Ocean which has a coastline of 1,424 km.


Vietnam is located in Southeast Asia, bordered by the Gulf of Tonkin and the South China Sea to the east, China to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, and the Gulf of Thailand to the south. The Vietnamese trace the origins of their culture and nation to the fertile plains of the Red River Delta in northern Vietnam.


Mali, landlocked country of Western Africa, mostly in the Saharan and Sahelian regions. Mali is largely flat and arid. Although Mali is one of the largest countries in Africa, it has a relatively small population, which is largely centred along the Niger River.