Cashews are a major export crop for Tanzania and a significant source of income for many small farmers.
The East African country produces about 200,000 tons of cashews a year. Tanzania cashews are the best quality cashews in the world. But value-addition in the form of processing of raw cashew and capacity building in this sector is wanting. The lack of local processors in Tanzania means there are very few jobs created from this valuable commodity; cashews are an important foreign exchange earner for the country.
Fahad Awadh recently moved back home from Canada to set up the YYTZ Agro-Processing cashew processing facility in Tanzania.
YYTZ Agro-Processing wants to set itself apart from other cashew processing facilities. The focus of its cashew processing plant is to focus on high quality nuts and efficiency. By integrating the roles of processor and importer its able to offer the best cashews delivered to the door. YYTZ in-depth knowledge of raw nut quality and crop profiles allows it to offer the best product to its clients.
YYTZ fully mechanized processing facility operates under superior safety and hygiene rules and regulations, while concurrently, it will also transfer the experience, skills and technologies successfully applied in Vietnam operations to its Tanzania operation.
Its efforts enable it to shorten process times, lower control points, and use precision grading and sorting to deliver more consistent quality cashews, customized cashew ingredients as well as organic-certified varieties. Its facility operates to HACCP standards, enabling it to offer its customers full traceability to international standards.
YYTZ Agro-Processing is a full service cashew processing company dedicated to consistently producing high quality cashew nuts by selecting high quality raw cashews from Tanzania, operating modern equipment for processing, maintaining a work environment that exceeds the highest international food standards.
YYTZ Agro-Processing is a limited company owned by its two co-founders Fahad Awadh and Ali Awadh. The processing facility factory manager has over 10 years experience in the cashew processing industry, leading an experienced group of machine operators.
Also published on Medium.