West Africa produces 600,000 MT of Shea nut traded annually according to Global Shea Alliance. Nigeria accounts for over forty (40) percent of nuts traded. There is a need to further boost the production of Shea nut and butter for export so as to boost wealth creation and job creation nationwide in the Shea nut producing zones in Africa. TECHNOLOGIES The need to harness Shea export commodity to create 500,000 jobs for youth and women in Nigeria will be a laudable initiative of providing jobs and addressing poverty, which will go a long way in increasing revenue generation in the Shea producing zones and projecting Nigeria among the largest exporters of Shea nuts and butter in West Africa and the world. This process will reduce youth restiveness, create international market participation and the platform will provide easy access for other commodities that are widely consumed globally, which will be of great value to the Shea producing zones as the value chain will evolve and government stand a dual chance of benefiting from it by addressing the problem of unemployment to a very large extent, revenue generation and attraction of ARATISHEA foreign investors and improving the quality of life of host communities.
To create 5,000,000 jobs from Shea trees producing zones in Africa by processing all the available nuts using ARATIShea Shea nut drying machine for production. Nut Collection: Will engage the youth in nut picking for purchase in Kg/ton and earn money for based on the quantity they make available. General Collection: The general collection point weighs the nut picked and pay base on TECHNOLOGIES quantity. Processing/Storage: Each machine designed and developed (see below) will produce minimum (20 metric ton weekly) dried Shea nut. Women and youth will be engaged in the processing of the nut with the capacity of 240 Metric Ton yearly (minimum). Packaging/Branding: Packaging the Shea nut and butter with international standard for export and local consumption. ARATISHEA
Capacity building will be provided for all segments of the valuechain in order to sustain the optimum global quality required forconsumption, which will: Enhance awareness to enhance quality nuts and butter which will attract market, help maximize profit and improve productivity in sequence. TECHNOLOGIES Capacity on technology, maintenance of equipment, book keeping/documentation. Basic Infrastructure. Basic advanced equipment e.t.c. Publish Quarterly ARATIShea Market Place Magazine (Stakeholders and Market). ARATISHEA
ARATIShea Drying Machine Model KRG 12Specification: Length x breath = 5feet by 5feet, TECHNOLOGIES Height = 3 feet. Blower = 3.5 horse Power. Burner 1.2 horse Power. Power: Diesel/Electric. Technique: Hot Air Circulatory System with control panel. ARATISHEA
ARATIShea Dryer Machine (Open view) TECHNOLOGIES Processing Shea nuts using ARATIShea ARATIShea Dryer Machine (Side Dryer Machine. view) with control panel. ARATISHEAARATIShea Dryer Machine with burner ARATIShea Dryer Machine (Outlet) Finished dried Shea nuts ready for processing. Marketing: Distributors wanted firstname.lastname@example.org +234803 3721219
TECHNOLOGIES ARATISHEAFigure 1.The shaded areas depict rainfall values. The small grey dots show areas of Shea trees(Vitellaria paradoxa) in West Africa. The white dots are a different variety of Shea trees inEast Africa.
The importance of local knowledge to Manage the Shea waste cake for reuse and sustainability: Soil fertility is declining in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa in the Shea tree production zones. One of the major constraints to Shea tree domestication is the inadequate supply of soil nutrients. The use of mineral fertilisers is declining as they are increasingly beyond the means TECHNOLOGIES of most small-scale farmers and soil degradation affect soil health. Erosion and severe run-off are further depleting existing soil nutrient reserves, while levels of soil organic matter are declining as land is subject to over-use. The application of environmental biotechnology ( OBD-Plus microbes Patent) to Shea cake waste conversion to Biofertilizer with improve soil conversation and enhance domestication of the Shea tree. ARATIShea Limited and University of Developmental Studies , Tamale , Ghana is collaboration for the domestication of the Shea trees in Ghana. ARATISHEA
The Physico-Chemical Properties for ARATIBIOTECH Fertilizer Brand Parameters Fertilizer ARATIBIOTECH Fertilizer Brand Standard * ARATI SB SOMF OBD OMFMinimum content of N 1-4 % 4.45 1.29 4.06 0.95Minimum content of P 11.5 - 3% 2.47 1.37 1.97 3.10Minimum content of K 1 – 1.5% 0.25 0.28 0.31 0.35Moisture content not exceed 15 - 25%Carbon Nitrogen ratio (C/N) 10:1 15 :1 10.84 37.84 12.99 37.56 TECHNOLOGIESpH 6.5 7.5 8.80 7.20 8.60 5.80Odour Free Free Free Free (odourless) FreeNon biodegradable Materials i.e. Freeglass metal, plastics, stones, slogs, Free Free Freeetc FreeColour Variable Dark- Dark- Dark- Dark- Brown Brown Brown BrownTexture Variable Powdery Powdery Powdery PowderyPathogens Free Free Free Free Free* Source: Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development, Nigeria. ARATISHEANB: ARATIBIOTECH Limited fertilizer brandARATI OMF – Organo-Mineral FertilizerSB – Bio-fertilizer with Shea butter cakeSOMF - Organo-Mineral Fertilizer with Shea butter cakeOBD - Bio-fertilizer.
Fertilizer Brand Application Protocol & Crop yield for Rice production Fertilizer Brand Application Protocol Grain Yield Kg/ha A OBD – Biofertilizer 4 tons/ha 2,866.70 B OBD – Biofertilizer 4 tons/ha and 2/3 recommendation rate inorganic 3,088.90 fertilizer TECHNOLOGIES C ARATI OMFF 4 tons/ha 3,833.30 D Shea Base Biofertilizer 2,386.70 E Shea Base ARATI OMF 3,533.30 Source: Federal Fertilizer Department, Abuja, Nigeria. ARATISHEA
TECHNOLOGIES ARATISHEAPlate 1.Fertilizer Brand Produce using OBD-Plus biodegrader Biotechnology Shea cake baseOBD-Biofertilizer (25kg).
Shea nut tree and its ecological services has been an economic and social force across Africa formillennia. The impacts are felt from villages throughout the world. Karite Research Group (KRG) thinktank objectives: to improve the value chain of the Shea nut tree and its ecological services to theworld (visit our website www.aratishea.com The sub-units of Karite Research Group are: Shea nut tree domestication Ecological services Cosmetics and manufacturing Conservation and Environment TECHNOLOGIES Business development Nutrition/nutraceutical.Our focus is multi-disciplinary, research-to-product (R2P) with diversification of funding sources usingfoundations, corporations, and individuals.We believe that this approach gives freedom in setting research agendas, a prime concern for KRGmetamorphoses into ARATIShea institute. Agenda setting within the KRG think tank is driven byresearch questions at the lowest level (researches play large role); knowledge building is the primedeterminate in what research is chosen. We attempt to be ideologically neutral and perceive research as being for the benefit of humankind as ARATISHEAa whole. The above sub-unit will require interested academics and professional to apply in order tocollaborate and coordinates each unit with research agenda cum chose their team leader based on theperson contribution to knowledge and development of the subject domain.Finally, findings will be published as ARATIShea Journal in English and French language respectively.