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.

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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.

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