Implementing Organic Fair Trade Production Standards for Shea Butter Cosmetics

Introducing organic and and fair trade standards to shea butter producers in Mali and providing training in harvesting, processing, and sales.

Certified Shea Nuts from Mali

This partnership aims to introduce organic and fair trade standards in the production of shea butter in parts of Mali. Comprehensive training programs in the areas of cultivation, harvesting, processing and sales were delivered. In addition, training was also provided on implementing a quality management system, and producing adequate documentation in accordance with the organic and fair trade standards.


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

    Funding Agencies
    Germany | Staff size: Unknown
  • Börlind GmbH

    Service Providers
    Germany | Staff size: Unknown

    The Börlind company was founded over 50 years ago, on January 1, 1959, by Annemarie Lindner, her husband Walter Lindner, and Herrmann Börner, in Calw in southwestern Germany. From the...

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Key Information

LocationWest Africa, Mali
  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2013
  • Sectors