Coping with the upheavals of globalization: The shea nut supply chain in Burkina Faso
We welcome you in Impulse to come and listen to the lecture of Andrew Wardell (CIFOR) on March 25th about: Coping with the upheavals of globalization: The Maintenance and Relevance of Upstream Shea Nut Supply Chain Organization in Western Burkina Faso.
As part of the MOU between Wageningen University & Reserach and CIFOR, Dr. Wardell will provide us with insights into the global trade in shea nuts, a West African nut used in cosmetics and foods which has experienced a huge growth since the early 2000s. We will hear about the role of wholesalers in solving problems in the shea chain that flows from poor women harvesting from community run dry forests to major international firms. Local shea traders play a key role in sharing value down to the rural poor.