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OFFICIAL DECLARATION OF THE OPENING OF THE 2016 CASHEW MARKETING SEASON IN THE GAMBIA

Cognisant of the need to regulate the cashew market through the provision of Trade and Market Information Services and other market regulation mechanisms,

“The Cashew Alliance of The Gambia in consultation with the entire Cashew Value Chain Actors (Farmers, Traders, Processors, Exporters) and other relevant public and private stakeholders of the Cashew sector, hereby declares April 15, 2016 as the date for the official opening of the 2016 Cashew Marketing Season, in the Gambia”
By this declaration, the Cashew Alliance of The Gambia urges all value chain actors and relevant stakeholders of the Cashew Sector, to adhere to the recommended code of best practices in line with the African Cashew Alliance Code of Conduct and Maputo Declaration on the development of Africa’s Cashew Industry (September 2010).

In Light of the above, all stakeholders of the cashew sector are called upon to register with the Cashew Alliance of The Gambia and pay their yearly subscription fee, to take advantage of the opportunities and services offered by the cashew Alliance of The Gambia.

SERVICES OFFERED (Free of Charge).

Facilitate buyer –seller meetings
Organises consultative forums of value chain actors ( farmers, traders, processors, exporters and other stakeholders (i.e potential Investors and bankers) to discuss business. Registered members get the opportunity to attend for free.

Facilitate investment/trading deals .
Linking Producers, traders, and exporters with potential buyers or suppliers of Raw Cashew Nuts (RCN) and kernels. CAG offers such services free of charge.

Facilitate Linkages and Promote Visibility
Uses various mediums to provide information and updates in the sector through partnership with African Cashew Alliance (ACA) and RONGEAD i.e weekly cashew market bulletin (gambia@nkalo.com) and to the Gambia Trade Information Portal hosted by the Ministry of Trade.

PLANNED INITIATIVES (2016)
- Institutionalize cashew harvesting and trading seasons; - Institutionalize the registration of cashew
buyers and exporters; - Promote improved planting material development for cashew; - Train and
coach various actors in quality control; - Enhance quality and boost the revenue base of its members;
- Mobilise Resources and work towards Sustainability.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation and wish the entire cashew fraternity a very successful 2016 Cashew Marketing Season in The Gambia.

CONTACT: Cashew Alliance of The Gambia, P.O. Box 2425 Serrekunda, 16 Mamadi Manjang Highway,
Old Jeshwang, The Gambia, West Africa. Tel: 4394819 / 3980057 / 7785088
Email: cashewalliancegambia@gmail.com or alphajojallow@yahoo.com