Taking Shea from Cottage Industry to Big Business in Ivory Coast

August 9, 2016 06:00 AM
2446332_1551219774 video player.

From cosmetics to cooking, shea butter is popular around the world. It is made from the nut of the shea tree, known as "women's gold” in Africa for it provides income to millions of women across the Sahel. Emilie Iob reports from northern Ivory Coast, where women are trying to transform shea butter from a cottage industry into big business.