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  • India: Organic cashew supporting prices in Kerala

    Feb 4th, 2015

    In 2014, plunging raw cashew prices were kept stable in North Kerala districts on account of producers and traders in organic cashew.The Fair Trade Alliance Kerala Cooperative, comprising over 6,500 small farmers, was buying cashew from its members at 90-95 INR/kg. when market prices were around 70-75 INR/kg. Other organisations including the Indian Organic Farmers Producer Company Ltd., with over 2,500 small farmers, and the Church-backed Peermade Development Society, apply the same concept.They offer small scale farmers premiums of 25-30 % above the prevailing market price for their organic cashews.