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Scientific Findings on Unrefined Shea Butter

Scientific Findings on Unrefined Shea Butter

Posted on 31. Mar, 2010 by .

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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.

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Branding of African Shea

Branding of African Shea

Posted on 24. Mar, 2010 by .

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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.

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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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Adding Value to Shea Butter

Adding Value to Shea Butter

Posted on 24. Sep, 2009 by .

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One of the most straightforward means of adding value to any commodity is the processing of raw material into higher-value end-products – in this case the extraction of shea butter from shea nuts.

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Sustainability and Fair Trade

Sustainability and Fair Trade

Posted on 22. Sep, 2009 by .

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Promoting Fair Trade that benefits the local producers, is the key to keeping the shea butter business sustainable. The local producers are ultimately the caretakers of the shea trees.

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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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