One hundred Cashew farmers across Oyo state have been trained on ways to maximize the potentials of the fruit crop to boost the national economy.
The training was facilitated by the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria in collaboration with the National Export Promotion Council.
The participants were educated on cashew planting, maintenance, treatment, preservation and ways to maximize its potential.
Speaking, the Executive Director, CRIN, Dr Patrick Adebola said the training was aimed at boosting farmers’ production and providing income for farmers and other stakeholders along the value chain in the state.
The Commissioner for Agriculture in Oyo state, Adebisi Adeniyi said the state government was eagerly seeking the collaboration of investors to develop moribund juice companies to maximize the potential of fruits including cashew.