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Vol 60 No 7

Published 5th April 2019


Tanzania

Nuts to the market

President Magufuli’s bold move to bypass the cashew middleman by bringing in the army is likely to have disastrous results

Last November, President John Pombe Magufuli ordered the army to take over the transport and processing of Tanzania's entire cashew harvest of more than 200,000 tonnes. Now, with the crop not getting any fresher and buyers in short supply, the government could be heading for another agricultural fiasco.

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