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The Women of Shea - the Nasia Cooperative
Shea - Where Life Grows
June 27, 2022
The women of shea
The Nasia Cooperative

The Where Life Grows program was set up with the objective to empower shea collecting women, create socio-economic value in their communities, and conserve and regenerate the shea landscape in the region.

One of the key sourcing areas for Bunge Loders Croklaan is centered around the Nasia community, in the northern part of Ghana. During 2021 and 2022 we are video-documenting the daily activities of these women during shea harvesting season. We follow them during their days of shea collecting, shea processing, training and farming. The video series provides insight how our program positively impacts their livelihoods.

We will publish the videos over the coming months, below you find the first two videos.
- In the first video we follow the women of Nasia on a day of shea collecting
- The second video shows the shea processing
- The third video explains how the women access a barter system which helps them to generate an all-year-round income by growing their own vegetables


1. Collecting shea
2. Processing the shea nuts
3. Generating food and income outside the shea season
Transparent shea reporting

We report on our activities in the shea supply chain in our transparent dashboard. 

Visit the shea dashboard here.

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