I know of two great Cash crop in Nigeria if properly given attention that can change the future and futune of Nigeria and her Citizens
They palm Trees and Cashew.
Let me stay with Cashew for today.
Cashew has three different benefits, namely 1. ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS
- HEALTH BENEFITS AND
- ECONOMIC BENEFITS.
I Will love to talk on no 3 for today and we talk on 1 & 2 later.
ECONOMIC BENEFITS FROM CASHEW.
The economic benefits of Cashew is further divided into a. The benefits the apple and b. From The nuts.
Benefits from Cashew Apple, the followings products from the apple.
- Cashew juice, milk and yogurt
- Cashew wine
- Cashew jam
- Cashew brandy and Whisky with 48% alcoholic content.
- Cashew meat.
- Cashew soap
- Cashew detergent and other liquid soap. Etc
Benefits from Cashew Nuts.
- Cashew Nuts
- Cashew kernel
- Cashew Shell Nut Liquid
- Cashew cooking oil
- Cashew Kuli-kuli
- Cashew biscuits
- Cashew bread
- Cashew chin-chin
- Cashew short cake
Imagine, all of the above mentioned are processed here in Nigeria instead of selling only Cashew Raw Nuts,
Imagine the value Addition, jobs and wealth to creates by this wonderful cash crop, imagine exporting process kernel which is sold for 10,000 dollars per ton compared to raw Cashew Nuts which is sold for less 2000 dollars per ton.
Imagine money that will be made from exporting CSNL 500ml for 450 Euro compare to just burning them.
From the farm to Aggregation, to ware housing and to the factory is very engaging, women and youth are mostly involved.
Haba, let’s come together and reason if seriously we want to make Nigeria great by looking inwards and change the narratives once and for all and for the good of everyone.
YUNUSA Gabriel Enemali,
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