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Shaping a future that ensures women are at the center of the Ghana shea trade

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 > 09:45:43
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Forest News



Women have harvested shea nuts from trees in the savanna region of northern Ghana for centuries, using the rich oils that come from the nut – also known as shea butter – for cooking and to generate income. But they face big changes that threaten their ability to sustain these benefits.



Growing conflict related to land degradation and weak conservation guidelines governing shea-growing areas are making women’s forest-based livelihoods vulnerable to competitive encroachment by men.



Observers noticed that women had concerns about the trees and their income, and set out to learn more.



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