Shea Butter is a wonderful healing balm for chapped skin. A group of women who spend a lot of time outdoors working with horses in all kinds of weather, gave shea butter a thumbs up.
The Importance of Fair Trade
African Shea producers and marketers maintaining a presence at the New York Cosmetic Scientist Suppliers (NYSCC) Day
Although the clinical data often referred to by the cosmetic companies that market shea butter are hard to locate, recent scientific studies support its alleged therapeutic value in treatment of certain skin disorders.
The most successful technologies in rural production should be easy to use and not require large amounts of electricity, water or fuel to function.
Posted on 26. Mar, 2010 by funlayo.
Shea butter is used as an edible in ingredient in Europe and Asia for ice cream, chocolates, pastries and other confections.
One of the main focal points of Global Shea 2010 in Bamako, Mali was to discuss the branding of Africa Shea and to form an alliance of the Shea butter stakeholders to better promote this brand. The goal is to bring more visibility to the use and sources of Shea butter anywhere it is used.
Posted on 22. Mar, 2010 by funlayo.
Regional demand for shea in West Africa can provide market for women producers. Djiola cooperative focuses current production to meet the needs of the local market
Posted on 15. Feb, 2010 by funlayo.
Rural women – who are the people most affected by poverty – lead the efforts to process shea nuts into shea butter. When women sell shea butter in the marketplace, the income allows them to support their families.
Burkina Faso’s shea butter producers go online — International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD)
Posted on 13. Feb, 2010 by funlayo.
Excerpt taken from:Burkina Faso’s shea butter producers go online — International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD). The Song-Taaba Yalgré organisation represents the interests of Burkina Faso’s shea butter producers, most of whom are rural women, by helping them to improve production and boost sales. Song-Taaba Yalgré itself is based in Ouagadougou, but most of […]
Posted on 11. Feb, 2010 by funlayo.
The cooperative, known as the Ideal Woman Shea Butter Producers and Pickers Association is the product of a poverty eradication initiative for rural women in Northern Ghana. The initiative is backed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Japanese government under the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). TICAD is a global framework for collaboration between Asia and Africa to promote economic development in Africa.