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Cashew processing in Nigeria


Olam first began its cashew journey more than 27 years ago exporting Raw Cashew Nuts (RCN) from Nigeria. Today, we are global leaders in both Raw Cashew nut trade as well as in blanched cashew kernels and ingredients.

Olam is the only fully-integrated player present in the cashew supply chain of most major producing and processing origins. Over the years, we have built up significant strengths in each value chain segment, through our proactive investments, our active engagement with our customers and our consistent delivery.

Olam’s 20 cashew processing and packaging facilities span 5 countries across Asia and Africa, and employs over 15,000 workers, 80% of whom are women. This skilled and experienced workforce enables us to better understand cashew quality within our operating environment, a key element that helps reinforce our global capability. Many of our facilities are HACCP and BRC-certified, enabling us to offer our customers full traceability to international standards.

To find out more about Olam’s cashews, read 10 good reasons to savour the flavour of cashew, a photo story which follows the journey of a cashew nut from tree to consumer, featured in the Guardian’s Know Your Nuts series.