It is my privilege to welcome you to this web interface of the Directorate of Cashewnut and Cocoa Development, Cochin - a National Level Agency involved in the development of Cashewnut and Cocoa in the country from the year 1966 onwards. The Directorate shall be completing 50 years of its glorious service to the nation in the year 2016. All through the years the Directorate has been pursuing the development schemes and programmes of Cashew and Cocoa amicably involving various stakeholders. The efforts of the Directorate has witnessed four fold increase in terms of area and six fold increase in terms of production of cashew and with the active support of Research and Development Organisations, progressively transformed the cultivation of both crops to be highly viable and economical.
The Cashewnut and Cocoa – the two high value commercial crops enjoys
premier position in India’s commodity export market and plays very important role in
national and rural economy. The ever growing national and international demand
poses new challenges and provides new opportunities. We, at the Directorate of
Cashewnut and Cocoa Development dedicate ourselves to the emerging challenges
and strive hard for the overall development of Cashew and Cocoa farming community.