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Nature’s protection for skin is held inside the shea nut. The world is discovering shea butter and its amazing skin-care qualities. Shea butter is also an ingredient in food products, from chocolate to ice cream to biscuits. The Trade Hub is working with shea nut and shea butter companies to build a competitive industry . www.globalshea.com

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Shea quality improvement program kicks off in Benin, Nigeria and Ghana
Shine Aidam - on - 11 June, 2012

The Global Shea Alliance has launched the Shea Quality Improvement Program, which was devised at the Shea 2012: Shared Value annual conference in April.

Thousands of women in Benin, Ghana and Nigeria will participate in training workshops to share...

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Roger Brou of the USAID Trade Hub discusses shea industry issues in Abidjan.
Excitement is growing as Shea 2012: Shared Value approaches
Joe Lamport - on - 1 February, 2012

Shea business people around the world are gearing up for Shea 2012: Shared Value as online registration surged on its first day. More than 50 people registered for the event within 24 hours of opening of the registration. Shea 2012:...

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Ghana needs a Shea Board, stakeholders say after multi-stakeholder forum
Joe Lamport - on - 27 October, 2011

Communique from the Ghana Shea Network 

COMMUNIQUE: 3RD NATIONAL SHEA MULTI-STAKEHOLDER FORUM, BOLGA

The Shea Network Ghana, which comprises  representatives of shea producers, private sector, civil society, the media and government departments and agencies...

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"Better Science for Shea" brings researchers together in final INNOVKAR confab
Joe Lamport - on - 27 October, 2011

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The Body Shop's Community Trade Initiative in Ghana
Aaron Adu - on - 3 February, 2011

The Body Shop's work in northern Ghana is the subject of this new video produced with support from the...

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Register now for Shea 2011
Aaron Adu - on - 19 January, 2011

Registration for the most important international Shea event for 2011, Shea 2011: Sustainable Solutions, is now open on the Global Shea website!

Sign up now to take advantage of reduced ticket prices and to guarantee your place....

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Global Shea Alliance Launched
Ben Coleman - on - 13 December, 2010

On Oct. 11, 2010, the first private sector alliance to build a better shea...

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Multi-sector stakeholder forum connects stakeholders in Ghana, Central Bank of Nigeria pushes industry forward
Aaron Adu - on - 12 September, 2010

Two recent events point to renewed vigor across the shea sector in West Africa. In Ghana, more than 130 shea stakeholders attended the second multi-sector stakeholder forum in...

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Shea-based natural cure for joint pain is taking the market by storm
Aaron Adu - on - 12 September, 2010

Australia’s Center for Complementary Medicine confirmed that a pill using shea compounds reduces inflammation and cartilage degradation by up to 30% - and it’s...

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Shea’s anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor promoting qualities shown in scientific tests
Aaron Adu - on - 12 September, 2010

People across Africa have used shea butter as a balm for millennia – a recent scientific study confirms that doing so contributes to good health. In August, researchers at...

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Mark your calendars for these important shea industry events
Aaron Adu - on - 12 September, 2010
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The making of shea butter in pictures
Peter Lovett - on - 3 September, 2010

Why is Shea important to West Africa?

 The livelihoods of millions of West African women is directly tied to shea nuts that come from trees that grow in a zone south of the Sahel. The nuts have been used for generations to make shea butter and shea oil, which have a multitude of uses, from lotions to soap to cooking oil. The export of shea nuts and shea butter has grown substantially in the last five years. Consumer demand for the natural cosmetics made with shea butter continues to grow as does demand in the specialty fats industry.

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