Training in vegetable production (including post-harvest) for a women’s cooperative of Global Shea Alliance

As part of COLEACP’s Fit For Market programme, training in vegetable production was organised for the Global Shea Alliance (GSA). The objective was to strengthen the participants’ technical skills on crop seasonality – what can be produced between October and April (shea off-season), good agricultural practices, crop protection, integrated pest management (IPM), safe use of pesticides, and post-harvest practices. Participants showed great interest and the training was highly appreciated. The next step, which is training on hygiene and food safety, is currently ongoing.

GSA is a non-profit industry association with 500 members from 35 countries, including women’s groups, brands and retailers, suppliers and NGOs, that promotes industry sustainability, quality practices and standards, and demand for shea in food and cosmetics.

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