Booming demand for shea butter in the West reduces poverty for women in Western Africa

By Agence France-Presse
Sunday, March 30, 2014 9:49 EDT
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Booming demand for shea, African ‘women’s gold’, reduces poverty
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The fruit of the shea tree has long been considered sacred by many in Western Africa because of its myriad health benefits. But now growing demand among Western consumers for the fruit, known as “women’s gold” by those who harvest it, is helping improve…

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