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Shea Research in Ivory Coast for Sustainable Development

Peleforo Gon Coulibaly University, or UPGC, is currently acting as a leader in shea research to improve the living conditions of rural women in Ivory Coast through an increase in production and income from the processing and marketing of shea by-products in the face of food and nutritional insecurity. Their research also aims to sustainably include shea in the range of Ivorian export products.

Specific objectives of the research include: 

  • Conserve shea genetic resources in Ivory Coast
  • Creating highly productive shea varieties that are resistant to diseases and pests
  • Develop agricultural technologies for the management of shea parks
  • Promote products; shea by-products and co-products
  • Train women to produce good quality shea butter for the food and cosmetic industries
  • Strengthen the organizational capacities of primary actors in the shea sector
  • Establish an international reference center for shea

More Information

For more information about this UPGC research project, go to the UPGC website or check out their relevant publication here

Latest update: 22.01.2024