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Record cashew crop in world leader Ivory Coast but COVID hits pricesWorld

Record cashew crop in world leader Ivory Coast but COVID hits pricesWorld
Cashew nut production in the world's top grower Ivory Coast will cross 800,000 tonnes to set a new record but prices have been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, an official said Monday.

6bn for e-Government Procurement Platform to check corruption Cashew nut production in the world’s top grower Ivory Coast will cross 800,000 tonnes to set a new record but prices have been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, an official said Monday.The largest quantity we have produced up until now was 760,000 tonnes in 2018,” Adama Coulibaly, the head of the Cotton and Cashew Council of Ivory Coast, told AFP.“This year we’re going to exceed 800,000 tonnes and nudge at the mark of 900,000 tonnes,” Coulibaly said.” The 2018-2019 season resulted in a production of 634,000 tonnes, against 761,000 the previous year, a decrease of 17 percent.

“Before the coronavirus, offers made to Ivory Coast were $1,300 (1,106 euros) per tonne, today we sell with difficulty at between $800 and $900 per tonne.“Coronavirus has had a negative impact on the marketing of the cashew nut, which has seen a drop in prices internationally,” Coulibaly said.

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