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Coping with the upheavals of globalization in the shea value chain: The maintenance and relevance of upstream shea nut Supply Chain Organization in Western Burkina Faso

Coping with the upheavals of globalization in the shea value chain: The maintenance and relevance of upstream shea nut Supply Chain Organization in Western Burkina Faso

Market globalization has had only a weak impact on the regional shea nut supply chain in western Burkina Faso despite the boom in the shea trade and the arrival of leading foreign firms. We show that despite the fact that wholesalers have kept the shea chain locked in an oligarchic organization for the last 50 years, they still play an important role in the smooth functioning of the chain and in profit sharing down the chain to the rural poor. We suggest that development actors should consider shea traders and their role in the coordination of the chain more carefully.

Authors: Rousseau, K.; Gautier, D.; Wardell, D.A.

Topic: Non Timber Forest Products,globalization,value systems,markets

Geographic: Burkina Faso,Africa

Publication Year: 2015

ISSN: 0305-750X

Source: World Development 66: 413-427

DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.09.004

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