CASHEW HARVEST QUALITY TRAINING FOR BUYERS
After sitting around for weeks doing nothing, I had invited Yayah, a Cashew Quality Specialist to train middle men buyers about Cashew Quality to kick off the start of the cashew season.
The role and existence of middle men buyers in the cashew value chain could be debatable and is definitely controversial, but the fact remains they are here in Ghana and can have tremendous impact on increasing the quality of cashew. Most middle men buyers are cashew farmers themselves and probably employ labors to harvest cashew. Even though middle men buyers may not be able to directly control the price of cashew, they can control the quality of cashew they buy and they can spread harvest quality information to other farmers and laborers within their community.