Study Tour objectives :
To observe the latest trends in cashew nut cultivation, farm
management, harvesting and post-harvesting practices, new varieties,
storage and warehousing through field visits, meeting with
scientists, experts and growers.
To experience the Indian ways
of cashew nut processing
methods, technologies, practices, training and people management
through field visits and meeting with processors.
To sensitize participants with different forms of marketing
such as cooperative marketing, cluster approach and demonstrate
these in practice.
To share the developments in the utilisation
and residual products from cashew such as CNSL, ethanol from cashew
apple and so on.
To facilitate networking
with researchers, scientists,
processors and manufacturers of equipments so that long-term
partnership can be established.
Experiential learning (learning by doing) is the best form of
learning as it provides highest scope for knowledge transfer and
knowledge retention. However, it is not always possible to
everything by doing’.
The next best
option is ‘seeing and observing’. The study tour is a field
visit oriented, where participants are taken to field – be it cashew
farm or processing units – to see, observe, interact and learn.
Hence, the level and quality of learning is far superior to
conventional learning by reading or studying research reports.
Study tour also facilitates networking with the best in the
industry, which if nurtured would yield immense results over a
long period of time. Lastly, a study tour on cashew in India is the
best learning one can get on this industry as India has years of
accumulated experience in all facets of cashew industry – be it
cashew nut production, processing, marketing – domestic as well as
exports and utilisation of by-products.
Where is the study tour going to be?
Study tour will be in India. The participants will be taken for
field visits to places in Karnataka, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. This
can also be customized as per your requirements.
How will it be organised?
Stage One: Orientation programme
- (1- 3 days)
A study tour
typically comprises of cross-functional team. Hence, it is important
to bring them on a platform of common understanding.
Orientation pertaining to global and Indian cashew industry, supply
chain, value addition, processing and marketing will be provided.
The emphasis would be on industry drivers and how different
countries, cashew producing as well as consuming ones, are preparing
Stage Two: Field visit programmers -
(7 - 15 days)
Field visit-1: Farm, nurseries, research
institutions/universities to get an insight on crop
varieties, plant protection, harvest practices, post-harvest and
Processing units for demonstration of
processing techniques, equipments, efficiency, skill and packing.
Field visit-3: Equipment and Packaging manufacturers.
Field visit-4: Understanding of various marketing set-ups
such as cooperative marketing,
cluster approach and so on.
The programme will be organised and coordinated by www.CashewInfo.com,
promoted by Foretell Business Solutions Private Limited, publishers
of Cashew Week & Cashew Handbook, with experience for over 10 years
in collaboration with a galaxy of experts drawn from research
institutions, practitioners, exporters of kernels and importers RCNs.
Foretell has been actively researching the cashew industry and
has brought out the following research publications besides “Cashew
1st Edition - Handbook on cashew in 2002. A Study on
availability of Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL) in India
(2003)Estimation of Maharashtra RCN Production (2005) and A consumer
survey on Cashew Consumption in Bangalore city in 2006.
2nd Edition - Cashew Handbook 2008 – A Global Perspective
3rd Edition - Cashew Handbook 2011
4th Edition - Cashew Handbook 2014
neither a buyer, nor a seller in the market. We are a pure play
research and consulting firm. Hence, we do not have any bias or
vested interest. This enables us to network across the industry as
we do not have any conflicting interest with the stakeholders with
whom we work.
We have conducted a similar study tour for Ministry of Food and
Agriculture, Ghana and TechnoServe, Mozambique
Benefits derived from the tour.
Knowledge of cashew crop husbandry practices deepened
Knowledge of modern cashew processing trends updated
Networking with cashew research scientists, buyers and other
For further information
We welcome your suggestions and comments and if you are interested
please write to us at the below indicated mail.
Mob: +91 9342840609
Tel: +91 80 25276152/53