The agriculture minister of Tanzania, Japhet Hasunga has announced that the government has so far brought 233,742.473 tonnes of first-grade cashews at Sh3,300 per kilo from Lindi, Coast, Ruvuma and Mtwara regions.
Of the purchased cashews, about 203,938.953 tonnes have already been received at main storehouses while 29,803.52 tonnes of the crop is still preserved at Agricultural Marketing Coo-operative Societies (Amcos) warehouses, as reported by The Citizen.
The minister also revealed while speaking to MCL Digital that 53,472.592 tonnes of cashews were bought in Lindi Region and sent for preservation at the main warehouses, while 8,098.51 tonnes of the crop were also bought, but were still at the Amcos.
According to the minister, about 120,884.00 tonnes of cashews were bought in Mtwara Region and received at main warehouses while 2,481 tonnes of the same were also bought, but those were still at Amcos. "In Ruvuma Region, we have bought and received 18,408.443 tonnes of cashews, whereby we have also bought 7251.29tonnes of the same, but are still at Amcos," Hasunga.
"In Coast Region, we have bought and received 11,173.918 tonnes of cashews, whereby at Amcos there are 11,972.72tonnes of bought cashews," Hasunga said.