Global demand can’t loosen local control of a crucial cash crop

  BOBO DIOULASSO, Burkina Faso—Global demand for Africa’s shea nuts is growing, but new research suggests that if rural women in West Africa who harvest the nuts are to benefit from the boom, it’s important that companies and development agents working with shea do not attempt to sideline local networks of shea wholesalers. The study, undertaken... Read more

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