On Thursday, January 30th, 2020, the Global Shea Alliance officially launched “Shea 2020” at the Palais des Congres in Kara, Togo.
This year’s conference, themed “Creating the Industry of Tomorrow” will bring together over 500 shea stakeholders and companies between April 6 and 8, at the Hotel 2 Fevrier in Lomè
Participants of Shea 2020 will benefit from Business to Business meetings (B2B) SME trainings, Field visits to interesting locations and a new attraction – The Shea Butter Village – where participants can experience hand-on shea butter processing.
Launching Shea 2020, Managing Director of the GSA, Aaron Adu, emphasized the need for all to be concerned about the sustainability of the shea industry, specifically, the rapid decline in shea tree population.
He expressed that these major sustainability challenges informed the theme for Shea 2020 – “Creating the Industry of Tomorrow”. He encouraged stakeholders to lend their collective voice at the conference and beyond to address these issues in order to guarantee incomes, improved livelihoods and sustain jobs for millions of people.
Present at the launch were Togolese government officials as well as women Shea collectors and processors.
Source: BusinessZone Online