California, the leading producer of almonds in the world, boasts an impressive 1.1 million acres of almond farms as its top agricultural export. Among these farms, 90% are owned by families, generating over 110,000 job opportunities across the state. 

In order to maintain sustainable practices, the California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP) was developed to guide farmers towards responsible cultivation methods. Additionally, the Almond Board of California is committed to ongoing improvement and has set ambitious targets for 2025, such as reducing water usage and waste, enhancing pest management strategies, and improving air quality during harvests.

The global almond market has experienced significant growth in recent years and is expected to continue its upward trajectory. Almonds are a versatile nut that is widely consumed in both developed and developing countries, and their popularity is driven by their nutritional value and unique taste. With the increasing demand for healthy snacking options, almonds have become a popular choice for consumers seeking a high protein and low carbohydrate snack.

California is the world’s leading almond producer, and the state’s almond industry has a significant impact on the global market. The industry generates billions of dollars in revenue each year and supports thousands of jobs throughout the state. However, the industry has faced several challenges in recent years, including droughts, regulatory issues, and labor shortages. Despite these challenges, the industry has continued to thrive, and almond production has increased significantly in recent years. As the demand for almonds continues to grow, the industry will face new challenges in meeting consumer demand while also maintaining sustainable farming practices.



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Michael Stevens

Associate Director
Senior Trader

Michael has worked at Freeworld since 2008. Michael works from our Edinburgh office, his product expertise is in almonds and cashews.


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