The Shea Project 2008-2012.pdf

NUSPA in Lexus Magazine.pdf


Economic and Food Security

About half of all shea-butter processed is consumed at home. Properly processed and stored shea-butter keeps well for months. Shea-nut dried well can keep for years, being resistant to insect attack.

In the areas where it is abundant,the shea-butter tree is often a more significant source of household income than cultivated crops. The proceeds from shea products often cover all household expenses, from soap, salt andmedicine to poll taxes and school fees.

The Shea Project seeks to access national, regional and international markets for Ugandan shea-butter and other non-wood products of indigenous woodland, reinforcing
local conservation of woodland through direct economic incentive