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Expanding Global Market for African Shea

Expanding Global Market for African Shea

Posted on 13. May, 2010 by .

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African Shea producers and marketers maintaining a presence at the New York Cosmetic Scientist Suppliers (NYSCC) Day

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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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Local Technologies Boost Shea Butter Production

Local Technologies Boost Shea Butter Production

Posted on 29. Mar, 2010 by .

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The most successful technologies in rural production should be easy to use and not require large amounts of electricity, water or fuel to function.

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Shea Butter in Confections – Making African Shea more visible in end products

Shea Butter in Confections – Making African Shea more visible in end products

Posted on 26. Mar, 2010 by .

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Shea butter is used as an edible in ingredient in Europe and Asia for ice cream, chocolates, pastries and other confections.

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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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Focus on Mali – Shea Butter Cooperative in Djiola Targets Regional Markets

Focus on Mali – Shea Butter Cooperative in Djiola Targets Regional Markets

Posted on 22. Mar, 2010 by .

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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

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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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Strategic Partnerships for Sustainable Shea Butter Production

Strategic Partnerships for Sustainable Shea Butter Production

Posted on 11. Jan, 2010 by .

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Sustainable shea butter production in Africa through strategic partnerships between producers in Africa and US based buyer and marketing company

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West African Shea Butter Promoted at Suppliers Day in California

West African Shea Butter Promoted at Suppliers Day in California

Posted on 02. Nov, 2009 by .

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The Society of Cosmetic Chemists California Chapter Suppliers’ Day 2009 is a bi-annual West Coast Show. The 2-day event from October 22-23, 2009 is a networking platform for meeting with over 1,000 of the most innovative R&D Chemists, formulators, entrepreneurs, executives, manufacturers, retailers and distributors covering the western United States.

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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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