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Rural women process and sell shea butter / Radio Scripts / Farm Radio International

Rural women process and sell shea butter / Radio Scripts / Farm Radio International

Posted on 15. Feb, 2010 by .

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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.

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Burkina Faso’s shea butter producers go online — International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD)

Burkina Faso’s shea butter producers go online — International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD)

Posted on 13. Feb, 2010 by .

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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 […]

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DEVELOPMENT-GHANA: Women Ideal Shea Butter Producers – IPS ipsnews.net

DEVELOPMENT-GHANA: Women Ideal Shea Butter Producers – IPS ipsnews.net

Posted on 11. Feb, 2010 by .

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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.

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Nigeria finally gets serious about Shea Butter trade

Nigeria finally gets serious about Shea Butter trade

Posted on 10. Feb, 2010 by .

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Post taken from West African Trade Hub West Africa Trade Hub – Conference connects the industry – and business does the rest. On a recent sunny afternoon in Minna, Nigeria, Thompson Ogunsanmi had a list of new developments in the area’s shea sector to share. It was a long list. Activity in the shea business […]

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Global Shea 2010 – Bamako, Mali

Global Shea 2010 – Bamako, Mali

Posted on 05. Feb, 2010 by .

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On March 16 in Bamako, Mali, the most important shea industry event of the year will get underway. Global Shea 2010 will bring together every aspect of the shea industry.

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Shea Nuts to Shea Butter – The Final Product

Posted on 15. Sep, 2009 by .

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The wisdom and skill of these African women to extract this rich nourishing butter from a brown shea nut never ceases to amaze me.

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Shea Nut to Shea Butter – Cooking and Filtering

Shea Nut to Shea Butter – Cooking and Filtering

Posted on 11. Sep, 2009 by .

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The next step is to skim the butter emulsion into an aluminum pot and cook over a fire. This process causes the water to evaporate and separates the chaff from the butter.

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Shea Nuts to Shea Butter – Kneading

Shea Nuts to Shea Butter – Kneading

Posted on 09. Sep, 2009 by .

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The kneading process is the actual extraction phase. All the preliminary activities of boiling, shelling, drying, crushing, roasting and milling serve to make extraction process more productive.

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Shea Nuts to Shea Butter – Milling

Shea Nuts to Shea Butter – Milling

Posted on 07. Sep, 2009 by .

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Milling is done after the crushed shea nuts are roasted and cooled. Milling breaks the nuts down to finer particles in preparation for the next step of extraction.

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Shea Nuts to Shea Butter – Crushing and Roasting

Shea Nuts to Shea Butter – Crushing and Roasting

Posted on 04. Sep, 2009 by .

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The roasting of the crushed nuts serves to soften the nuts and make the next steps of oil the extraction easier. I have seen the roasting of shea nuts done in two ways. The crushed nuts are roasted in an open pan, or they are placed into a roaster as shown below. Both ways are fine as long as there is no burning.

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