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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 04. Sep, 2009 by funlayo.
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.
Posted on 02. Sep, 2009 by funlayo.
Sun drying is the process of drying crops in the open, but it’s not very effective. Flies, other insects and debris intrude. It is preferable for drying to be done in a controlled environment, utilizing the sun to heat the air before it is passed through stacks of grains.
Posted on 20. Aug, 2009 by funlayo.
This is one event I wish I could have attended. It took place in Accra, Ghana 2 weeks after I left. The underlying theme of Makers Faire inaugural event is to celebrate ingenuity, innovation and invention within Africa.