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Global Shea Alliance

Global Shea Alliance


Established in 2011, the Global Shea Alliance is a non-profit industry association with headquarters in Accra, Ghana. The GSA currently has 350 members from 25 different countries. Members include women's groups, small businesses, suppliers, international food and cosmetic brands, retailers, and non-profit organizations.

The Global Shea Alliance mission is to design, develop, and deliver strategies that drive a competitive and sustainable shea industry worldwide, improving the livelihoods of rural African women and their communities.

Through the strength of our members, the Global Shea Alliance is committed to promoting sustainable shea production by empowering women through training sessions, establishing shea kernel quality standards and the promotion of shea butter as a high quality ingredient.

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