Cashew Juice processing firm begins production in Kogi

A cashew juice processing firm, Ahiaba Global Resources Limited, in partnership with a US-based company, Techno Serve, on Tuesday, said it had commenced the processing and production of Cashew juice from Cashew apples in Kogi State.

The Chief Executive Officer of Ahiaba Global Resources Ltd, Mr. Stephen Ahiaba, disclosed this at the inauguration of the processing plant in Ochaja, Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi.

“The initiative, apart from adding value to cashew production in the state, is part of efforts to improve on the national economy and curb unemployment among youths and rural women.

“Farmers in the rural areas will no longer harvest cashew nuts and waste the apples as they have now been trained on how to preserve them for our company to process,” Ahiaba said.

He said the company would empower cashew farmers in the rural areas through “training and provision of good agronomic practices, disease detection and control, packaging and marketing of farm produce.”

Ahiaba noted that the scheme was aimed at increasing farmers’ income and boosting the national economy.

He added that the firm was committed to contributing its quota to the economic growth of the state and the country at large.

For her part and also speaking at the inaugural, Prof. Emilia Cowea, a representative of Techno Serve, a US-based Non-governmental organization, said cashew juice had health benefits such as for the treatment of hypertension and diabetes.

Also speaking at the occasion, Alhaji Salifu Yahaya, the Atamodu of Odu and traditional ruler of Oduland, charged his people to key into cashew business as part of efforts to address the nation’s current economic condition.

2 Responses to Cashew Juice processing firm begins production in Kogi

  1. Hashimu Aminu says:

    a wellcome development, and how soon will it be available for public consumption and marketing? and if dealers are needed, count me in from kaduna state.
    thank you

  2. Osiaku ijeoma Doris says:

    Good morning sir, am Osiaku ijeoma, 2017 prospective Corp member batch A, stream 1.i was posted to serve in kogi state and we are reporting in camp on the 23rd of May 2017.

    I request to serve in cashew juice industry and request you send a request letter to the nysc Officialls so as server in this industry .

    Am a graduate of biochemistry from our Savior institute of science agriculture and technology, Enugu State.

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