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Recent Study Enlightens The Potential Effect Of Shea On The Climate

Shea butter is not only a natural product to benefit your skin and hair when you use it. Besides, it has a great positive impact on the women and the villager of the African continent. But in this blog, we are going to reveal an unknown fact, or it can be said as the goodwill of Shea tree for existing on the earth.

We all are well enough familiar with the terrible impact of CO2 on the earth. Shea butter forest can minimize the formation of this gas by fixing the carbon atoms in the soil. It comes out in a recently published study of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and The Global Shea Alliance prove that evaluated the value chain of Shea to climate resilience, climate mitigation and the impact of socio-economic with the title of ‘’Shea Value Chain as a Key Pro-poor Carbon Fixing Engine in West Africa.’’

The statement says that each ton of Shea nut production destroys 1.04 tons of CO2 from processing. This negative footprint has a relative of producing volumes. For enhancing the population of Shea tree 7 million per year for the last 14 years, the level of fixing CO2 is about 9 million tons annually. This research confirms the major contribution of Shea tree is not only for the users, but the trees also limit the changes of climate. It also strengthens the continuous effort of enlarging the shea parkland for the benefits of the environment and the earth.

The net value of the investment in the Shea butter industry is US$ 1.9 billion that results in 100% return of internal rate when accounting public investment, including private investments. The study also affirms the Shea chain value as critical income production activity in women of rural areas.

Badiè Marico, the president of Global Shea Alliance, said acknowledging the worth of Shea, “Investing in the shea value chain is the key to ensuring a better world for future generations. While the world is looking for innovative and sustainable solutions to protect our planet, I would like to invite both the public and private sectors to join forces to protect and regenerate our shea parklands.”