CIAG is a non-governmental organization established in August 2012 and registered in September 2013 with the Registrar General’s Department of Accra, Ghana. The association is an umbrella body of players within the cashew supply chain with the aim of organizing the entire industry in Ghana into major groupings Producers, Processors, Traders, and Service providers.
CIAG collaborates with farmers, processors and research agencies such as the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) and the Wenchi Agric Research Centre as well as international agencies such as the African Cashew initiative (ACi) and African cashew Alliance (ACA). Aims and objectives of the CIAG include:
- Promoting the interests of cashew sector in Ghana.
- Ensuring the production of high quality cashew nuts by establishing and enforcing appropriate standards.
- Promoting value-added processing of cashew nuts for both internal and external markets.
- To play an advocacy role and lobby for policy and regulatory reforms that promotes the cashew industry in Ghana
- Supporting and fostering research beneficial to the industry.
- To get its members to cooperate in the marketing of their products both locally and overseas
- Educating actors in the industry.