Kenya bans cashew nuts export

The minister for Agriculture William Ruto speaks during a press conference where he announced the ban on the exportation of raw cashew nuts on July, 30 2009. Photo/ JENNIFER MUIRURI(NAIROBI)

What you need to know:

  • Move is aimed at protecting farmers from exploitation by middlemen.
  • Country produces about 10,000 metric tonnes of the nuts valued at Sh264.9 million.

The government has banned exportation of raw cashew nuts as it moves to revive the industry, Agriculture minister William Ruto announced on Thursday.

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