Last Updated: July, 2015
Cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.), a native of Brazil, was introduced to 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. In the beginning it was mainly used for soil binding to check erosion. Commercial cultivation began in the early 1960s and, over the years, cashew has become a crop of high economy and attained the status of an export-oriented commodity, earning considerable foreign exchange for the country.
The Cashew Export Promotion Council of India (CEPCI) works towards the promotion of the export of cashew kernels and cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL). The Council serves as an intermediary between importers of cashew kernels and exporters who are members of the council. It also deals with any disputes on exports/imports arising on account of quality standards, breach of contractual obligations, etc. It undertakes numerous activities, such as organising global buyer-seller meets, organising studies on the nutritional aspects of cashew and providing support to cashew processors and exporters for improving infrastructure.
Ministry of Commerce
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