The Shea Project 2008-2012.pdf

NUSPA in Lexus Magazine.pdf


Project Beneficiaries

Beneficiaries of the Shea Project include over one thousand members of women's farming groups in Lira district, northern Uganda, where annual household incomes are commonly less than US $200. Women's groups in the project area average about 35 members, and typically consist of women from nearly all the households in a village or parish. In northern Uganda, local women's groups are often the most important community institution, bringing about local development through collective action.

Improved technology introduced under the Shea Project reduces both female labor and fuelwood inputs, reinforcing the productive utility of the species and reducing environmental impacts of processing.