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GTZ EoPSD presentation Shea 2010

  1. 1. Transforming the Shea Sector in Niger State, Nigeria <br /> by <br /> Petra Jacobi<br /> Employment-oriented Private <br /> Sector Development Programme(GTZ - EoPSD)<br /> Nigeria<br />
  2. 2. Situation in Nigeria<br /><ul><li>Collection and processing of shea nuts is a traditional activity in many communities in the middle belt of Nigeria.
  3. 3. It is estimated that only about 1/3 of the nuts are currently collected, processed or traded
  4. 4. The women consume the butter in the household or sell it on the village markets, few organized groups exist
  5. 5. Middle-men/ processors purchase some of the butter. They supply the domestic (cosmetic products) and the export market
  6. 6. The quality coming from the individual women varies considerably , but is often sub-standard and quantities are low </li></li></ul><li>Interventions so far<br /><ul><li> Information gathering and awareness campaigns on the potential of shea nut collection and processing as an economic activity
  7. 7. Systematic stakeholder dialogue to get an understanding about the potentials and challenges in the sector, buy-in from public and private sector for upgrading activities
  8. 8. Capacity building for various stakeholders:women groups, processors, exporters as wellas Nigerian support organizations</li></ul>Topics:<br /><ul><li> organizational support for groupsand organizations
  9. 9. processing techniques
  10. 10. product quality and packaging
  11. 11. shea financing
  12. 12. market linkages/ export</li></li></ul><li>How can the shea sector in Nigeria be transformed? – Lessons learnt so far (I)<br /><ul><li>Market demand and potential linkages are preconditions
  13. 13. It needs an initial “external push” to bring stakeholders together and on board
  14. 14. Buy-in from private stakeholders isessential for the transformation process
  15. 15. Transparency and reliability among stakeholders is crucial </li></li></ul><li>How can the shea sector in Nigeria be transformed – Lessons learnt so far (II)<br /><ul><li> Coordination by a local Nigerian stakeholder - not involved in the core business - has been successful
  16. 16. The upgrading process needs considerable funding if outreach is envisaged. Funds can come from the public sector, but also from committed value chain actors (traders or processors). The financial means of the primary processors are in mostcases too limited
  17. 17. Only a private sector led approach can guarantee long-term sustainability of theinterventions </li></li></ul><li>Some of the partners promoting the shea sector<br />
  18. 18. Impact so far<br />Improved butter quality after introducing an<br />improved processing method <br />Emerging village groups, which receive further<br />support to supply local (and international)<br />processors<br />Strong commitment of the Nigerian public sector (Niger State) to support the transformation process <br />Growing interest of the private sector (traders and processors) to invest in this upgrading process to secure their supply base and to become part of the success story.<br />Initial Public Private Partnership Arrangements have been concluded and more are under discussion<br />
  19. 19. Next steps<br /> Continuously matching quality and quantity with domestic and international market demands<br /><ul><li> Further strengthening the supply chain actors
  20. 20. Broadening and sustaining quality improvement of the product
  21. 21. Promotion of Nigerian Shea Butter
  22. 22. Linking shea stakeholders to global markets
  23. 23. Exploring potentials for further domestic value addition (cosmetic/ chocolate)</li></li></ul><li>Looking forward to collaboration<br />Thank you for <br />your attention<br />Contact:<br />Employment-oriented Private Sector Development Programme<br />p.jacobi@eopsd.net<br />www.eopsd.net<br />
  24. 24. Background: Employment-oriented Private Sector Development Programme in Nigeria<br />Objective: Improve the competitiveness of Micro-, Small and Medium-Scale<br />Enterprises to generate Income and Employment<br />Programme Beneficiaries:MSMEs in non-agic and agricultural subsectors, e.g. Sheanut<br />Political Partner: National Planning Commission<br />Implementation Partners: Stakeholders from the private & public sectors and civil society<br />Programme Area: Niger, Nasarawa and Plateau State <br />Programme Durationtill 8/2010, possible 8/2014<br />& Funding: Grant by the German FederalGovernment<br />Information/Contact:www.eopsd.net&www.gtz.de<br />

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