The Shea Project 2008-2012.pdf

NUSPA in Lexus Magazine.pdf


Technology and Conservation


Traditional shea processing involves heavy inputs of fuelwood and female labor. In order to conserve the tree as a local natural resource, the economic utility of shea-nut and shea-butter must 'compete' with the short-term cash value of the tree as a sack or two of charcoal.


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.