Macadamia market value grows by 60% in global tree nut consumption

WORLD - Green & Gold Macadamias has reported a 60% rise in global tree nut consumption, which is a testament to the fact that people are eating more and more of them. As a result of this, the market value for macadamias is up by 72%, according to Green & Gold Macadamias, who believe that…

Kenyan macadamia farmers’ earnings increase by Ksh.7.04b on quality boost

KENYA - The new macadamia market in America last year lifted prices by 24% to earn farmers Sh7.04 billion, according to Business Daily. A report by the Agriculture and Food Authority (Afa) shows a total of 5,526 metric tonnes was exported, up from 5,423 metric tonnes of processed macadamia nuts worth Sh5.7 billion sold abroad…

Nut processors want exporters barred by all means

KENYA - Stakeholders in the US$99.4 million a year macadamia sector want tighter regulations to weed out unscrupulous traders who buy the crop before it matures. Nuts Processors Association of Kenya director Charles Muigai said the government must remain firm in protecting farmers from smugglers, since the sector employs over 20,000 people. “We are losing…