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A newly held study gives biodiversity critical of Shea production in Africa

According to a recent study led by scientists from Trinity College Dublin, Shea yield is likely to benefit varieties of shrubs and trees in parkland habitats in West Africa. Such researches have significant implications to manage crops that are usually harvested and sold by women in rural areas, and that helps for the education of children financially. Shea trees (Vitellaria paradoxa) grow up in parkland ecosystems, forest, dryland savanna across approximate 1 million km2 within north-western Uganda and western Senegal. Near the ending of a dry season, this agroforestry crop provides fruit that is known as Shea nut. Besides, processing…