Last Updated: August, 2015
Cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.), a tree native of Eastern Brazil, was introduced in India by the Portuguese nearly five centuries ago. In India, cashew was first introduced in Goa, from where it spread to other parts of the country. Initially, it found use in soil binding to check erosion. Commercial cultivation began in the early 1960s and, over the years, cashew became a crop with high economic value and attained the status of an export-oriented commodity, earning considerable foreign exchange for the country.
KEY MARKETS AND EXPORT DESTINATIONS
CASHEW EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL OF INDIA
Ministry of Commerce
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