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|Guide To Sheabutter Opportunities, Export, Extraction And Refinery In Nigeria by Ltrust1(m): 3:23pm On Mar 26|
There are many agro commodities to invest your capital but one stand out product will always be Shea butter. A large market exists for shea butter worldwide, particularly as it is organically produced. Shea butter is in high demand and is a wonderful product. It has a high prospect and sells well in the international market. Opportunities exist in its production value chain producing on a small, medium and on a larger scale to meet the growing demand.
The raw material is shea nut. It is available in abundant quantities and qualities and will be made available for production. Depending on the proposed location of your production plant, you will be sure of readily available raw material. One will be sure it is closer to the shea producing states of Oyo, Kwara, Kogi, Niger and Kebbi State.
A shea nut gathering point should be set up in each of the shea sourcing areas. There should be a central warehouse and office in each shea area, where the shea nuts will be harvested and stored temporarily. Harvesting of the shea nuts will be coordinated from this office. The women cooperatives collect shea nuts and bring the collected shea nuts to a central point/office. Small trucks will be transporting the shea nuts from the central point to the central warehouse in the shea zone where it will be stored temporarily before it will be conveyed by larger trucks to the production factory.
There is a growing interest in butter from Nigeria for use as ingredients in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical and confectionary industries, yet the commodity is in limited supply as much of it is processed by local women through crude and labour intensive means. Investment in the processing of the butter in large volume will not only be profitable but will also create a feel factor for government support as it is also an avenue for employment for its teeming youths.
The strong interest in the product by cosmetic companies is due to the growing demand for a more natural product that is perfect for skin. 10% of the world demand is by the cosmetic companies in the US and European Countries. 90% of world demand is by the chocolate and confectioneries industry. The European Union allows up to 5% shea butter to be included in its confectioneries and if the US lifts ban on using Cocoa butter alternatives as expected, then consumption in this sector will also increase.
The commercial interest in shea centres on its use as a substitute for Cocoa due to high cocoa prices in the market. On the flip side, the demand for certified shea butter is essential, especially if you factor in the availability of good quality product that companies and buyers are searching for.
Looking at the size of the market. The market size is huge. The global market for confectionery products is about $200 billion while that of cosmetics and toiletries ingredients is estimated at about $40 billion in 2016. One will have to follow daily the major players in the shea butter, chocolate and cosmetics industry, respond to trend to keep ahead of its competitors.
Asia is also an important growth market for CBEs as most Asian countries do not have any regulations against using CBEs in chocolate. Together, Western Europe and Asia consume about two-thirds of global CBE production(2/3) (66%). World chocolate consumption is increasing overall, especially in the growing economies of Latin America and Eastern Europe where disposable incomes and population are rising. Despite the relative maturity of the Western European market, chocolate consumption is still strong.
Another income stream is the Shea cake. Shea cake is a residue from the production of shea butter. It has economic value. It can be used as a raw material for bricks and it is demanded oversea for use as a niche input to high-end production of animal feeds.
There is more demand for Shea butter than is currently produced. Rural-based women from time immemorial have been using manual traditional methods to process about 60% of all the crude butter produced in Nigeria at a relatively low extraction rate of about 25%. Currently, the production of Shea butter is often done manually in semi-industrial and small 100% industrial scale in Nigeria. One constraint to shea production in West Africa is quality issues. Because West Africa has not enough factories to produce a high-grade quality of Shea butter, the opportunities in export are yet to be adequately tapped.
There is the specific quality of shea butter needed in the international market and it is of ultimate concern to buyers. Buyers want to know the Iodine number, acid and free fatty acid number and other parameters of the shea butter he wants to import. The African entrepreneur has too little access to financing for trade and investment, hence 80% of the Shea butter production is done in Europe and Asia by multinational companies.
Shea Tree grows only in West Africa and lesser extent in Central Africa, and nowhere else in the world with Nigeria a leading producer of the raw material (Shea nut). Nigeria produces about 500, 000 Tons of Shea nut annually. On the business side, Nigeria can compete favourably with the established industries in Europe and America. The disadvantage of processing Shea Nuts into Shea Butter in Europe or Asia is the transport costs because the raw material can only be gotten in Africa. To produce 1 kg of Shea Butter, you need 2.2 kg Shea Nuts, so as you understand, it is much cheaper to produce Shea Butter in Nigeria with easy access to the raw material. Staff costs here are also lower.
|Re: Guide To Sheabutter Opportunities, Export, Extraction And Refinery In Nigeria by Ltrust1(m): 3:30pm On Mar 26|
Nigeria needs to invest more in a high technological and mechanized shea butter processing plant to satisfy the demand for shea butter. Shea is very much a self-contained industry, which could scale very quickly with investment in processing machinery and skills training.
From research, 50tons per day processing plant could be set up in any industrial zone in the country, with relatively extraction rate of 40% and if the oil content of 40-50%, 50tons input shea nut would yield 20 tons of shea butter per day, 500 tons per month and about 6000 tons in a year which could further refined to satisfy the need of the market. Shea cake is another derivative of shea butter processing with economic benefit. It is also demanded by foreign buyers.
On the financial level, there is potential for a quick and higher return on investment. About $3.6 million will be invested on the project with a breakeven point in earnings before the end of the second year and profit over 90%. Earnings before taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) is a positive and investors can expect dividend from their investment in the subsequent years.
To process Shea butter, one would need to have the capital to procure raw materials, equipment and machinery, put in place necessary facilities to aid production and ensure the provision of paper documents such as the feasibility analysis providing necessary guidance on the project.
But know that if you are going to exploit a Shea Butter plant with specially developed machines, you need managers with a technical background; those with several years of experience in the industrial production of Shea Butter. More insight will be provided to you on this in the detailed feasibility analysis of this project.
On the production process, you got to choose either the refined, raw and cold press processing methods. But I want you to know this about shea butter, the adopted processing method determine the quality and quantity of your output shea butter. The refined shea butter has become one of the popular and common shea butter in the market. It is white, odourless and hard in texture because, during the refining process, it is subjected to extreme heat which changes it’s the state and ensures it has a longer shelf life. Refiners will use hexane to strip it of its colour and nutty fragrance. This is necessary if one wants to use Shea Butter without all the variation in appearance and odour.
Chemicals used will include Alkali, Phosphorus and bleaching earth. Alkali requirement is by range value of 1.6-2.2 per 1-ton oil, Phosphorus 0.5-1.0kg per ton oil and bleaching earth 3-20 depending on the colour requirement per ton oil. Generally, chemical consumption used will depend on the acid value of the crude shea butter extract.
The raw production method produces Shea Butter of light beige to a more creamy yellow. It is smooth to the touch, absorbs easily and sometimes has a roasted fragrance to it. Interest in Raw Shea Butter is having a well-deserved resurgence. The result of the production process is a miraculous beauty, anti-ageing and therapeutic lotion that is naturally high in vitamin A and E has more antioxidants than Green Tea and boasts of six different essential fatty acids. Its high nutrient content makes Raw Shea Butter useful for everything from hair care to reducing wrinkles.
The latter is a new way which is gaining popularity. It is the Cold pressed. Cold Pressed Shea Butter produces a final product that is lighter in Shea Scent and Colour but still as nutritive.
Cold pressing involves extracting oil and nutrients from the Shea Nut using an expeller press or something similar. An expeller press is a machine that puts a great amount of pressure on oil bearing materials like olives, coconuts and in this case Shea. Heavy friction and continuous pressure release oil from the Shea and the oil seeps through small openings that do not allow solid shea fibres to enter.
Although cold pressing does not extract every last trace oil in the same way that raw processing does, the process does cut 3-5 hours off the extraction time. The result is somewhat similar to refined Shea Butter, but no chemicals or synthetics are used.
The mechanized equipment needed for the production line can be easily sourced and installed by the equipment manufacturer who has proven track record in oil machinery production and installation. Because of their long experience, they have achieved economies of scale to carry out any of this project in a cost-effective manner.
Also available are Consultants who specialize in quality issues. He will ensure product quality is never compromised. Output shea butter from the production line will be sampled, tested, inspected and certified by SGS. An SGS is a world commodity certification company. Its standard is an international standard and quality consultant will ensure certification of the output shea butter.
One can start mechanized shea butter production on a small scale and grow over time to medium and large scale level. 5 metric tons per day capacity plant can yield about 2 tons shea butter. 10 tons capacity yields 4 tons shea butter, 20 tons yields about 8 tons shea butter while 50 tons will produce 20 tons daily of shea butter.
The time to invest in mechanized shea butter production is now. And over time, the investor will rationalize its production system or received sufficient orders to exploit economies of scale within their plants and gain a higher competitive edge. One is assured that with the renewed demand for Cocoa Butter Equivalent in the International market, government ever willing support for agriculture and advances in Information and Communication Technology which has facilitated trade world over, investing in a high technological mechanized Shea butter plant will be a viable idea and a wise investment.
Your future policy should be to expand. When your Shea Butter Plant functioned relatively optimal, it will make economic sense to expand the operation by building a similar factory in other states or neighbouring country where shea nut is in abundant. For marketing purposes, there will need to open sales offices in major cities in Nigeria and if possible in Europe, Asia and America. This will facilitate good contact with your major customers. The aim should be that within 10 years, a large chunk of the Shea butter market will be in your hands. In the long term, It should be a multinational and should create a good number of Jobs.
With these and many more, the time to invest in shea butter processing plant which is a low risk, responsible investment is now.
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|Re: Guide To Sheabutter Opportunities, Export, Extraction And Refinery In Nigeria by Tectono: 6:34pm On Mar 26|
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|Re: Guide To Sheabutter Opportunities, Export, Extraction And Refinery In Nigeria by Ltrust1(m): 2:02pm On Mar 27|
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|Re: Guide To Sheabutter Opportunities, Export, Extraction And Refinery In Nigeria by Ltrust1(m): 2:04pm On Mar 27|
1 Metric ton of shea nut from Kwara state is N100,000.For shea butter it is N1000 per kilo or kg. If you need I metric ton, do the maths. There is market and I mean real market.There is high demand for sheabutter in Nigeria and now more than ever, the demand is going uptrend going by the profound results and benefits to users. To some, it has been a life saver and to others, it is an expanding opportunity. Anyone, I mean anyone can tap from this commodity business value chains.
|Re: Guide To Sheabutter Opportunities, Export, Extraction And Refinery In Nigeria by Ltrust1(m): 4:09pm On Mar 28|
Questions and Answers on Sheabutter
What is better than Shea Butter?
Both shea butter & cocoa butter are rich & moisturizing; however, shea butter is a good source of vitamins A and E (which can reduce inflammation and repair damaged skin), while cocoa butter contains cocoa mass polyphenol (CMP), which eases dermatitis and/or rashes.
Which is better shea butter or coconut oil?
While both shea butter and coconut oil have beneficial properties for skin care, shea butter has some advantages that coconut oil does not. In fact, while shea butter can be used for a variety of issues, coconut oil can make certain issues worse due to its oily nature.
Is shea butter good for anti aging?
Many studies show that it is especially good at penetrating the skin and contains 60% fat, making it highly emollient. Thanks to some other special properties, shea butter does more than moisturize … it delivers key anti-inflammatory and anti-aging components right into the skin.
Can I mix shea butter with my cream?
Mixed Shea Butter and Coconut Oil
It's fine if the shea butter isn't melted into a complete liquid. The whipping process will break down any chunks of butter.
|Re: Guide To Sheabutter Opportunities, Export, Extraction And Refinery In Nigeria by Ltrust1(m): 11:45am On Mar 29|
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|Re: Guide To Sheabutter Opportunities, Export, Extraction And Refinery In Nigeria by Ltrust1(m): 5:55pm On Mar 29|
What's the difference between shea butter and cocoa butter?
Cocoa butter is extracted from cocoa beans, while Shea butter is extracted from the nuts of the Shea tree.The Shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) grows only in Africa. Both Shea and cocoa butter are actually natural fats. They have slightly different properties, but their uses are similar.
Can you mix aloe vera with shea butter?
Shea Butter alone is a great all-natural moisturizer. Combined with aloe vera gel it's softer and easier to work with. ... Once it's soft add the aloe vera gel and coconut oil. Mix again with mixer on low speed.
Is Shea Butter good on a fair baby skin?
Shea butter is rich, creamy, and packed with essential fatty acids to keep your baby's skin happy and protected. It's a great natural choice to use in babies' daily skin care routine to reinforce their skin's natural barrier. It's a natural anti-inflammatory, helping to soothe even the most sensitive skins.
|Re: Guide To Sheabutter Opportunities, Export, Extraction And Refinery In Nigeria by Ltrust1(m): 11:55am On Mar 30|
What color is real shea butter?
Pure shea butter refers to one which is comprised of 100% shea butter, without any other additives. This means you can have pure shea butter which is RAW or refined. So if you are looking for pure shea butter, which is totally raw, then the color can vary between ivory to a light yellowish color.
Does shea butter lighten the skin?
Yes and No, depending on usage. Shea butter can be used for tanning, but it can also be used to lighten the skin. ... Make sure you have a clean skin though before using shea butter, so take a shower, clean up your skin of make-up, so as to have a clean skin for shea butter.
Does shea butter grow hair?
Moisturizing. Filled with Vitamins A and E along with essential fatty acids, shea butter has both emollient and healing properties for the skin. ... Fatty acids also help increase shine and reduce the frizz of your hair. It may also help protect hair from heat damage caused by flat irons and blow drying.
Can I mix honey and shea butter?
By mixing raw Shea butter and raw honey together in a simple ratio of 1 to 1, you can help to keep your skin disinfected and protected with minimal effort and cost. This mask can be used once a week, or more often if desired, and is easily washed off with warm water and a washcloth.
|Re: Guide To Sheabutter Opportunities, Export, Extraction And Refinery In Nigeria by Ltrust1(m): 9:09pm On Mar 30|
Is Shea Butter toxic?
Shea butter is likely safe when taken by mouth in amounts commonly found in foods. Shea butter is possibly safe when applied to the skin appropriately, short-term. About 2-4 grams of shea butter has been applied to the inside of the nose safely for up to 4 days.
How is shea butter gotten?
Shea butter is fat that's extracted from the nuts of the shea tree. It's solid at warm temperatures and has an off-white or ivory color. Shea trees are native to West Africa, and most shea butter still comes from that region.
Do one need to refrigerate shea butter?
A grainy texture isn't a sign of “bad” butter, and you can still use it safely on your skin. Shea butter should be stored in a dry, cool place away from heat. Do not refrigerate shea butter as you do not want it to get hard and cold. Our shea butter has a shelf life of one year.
|Re: Guide To Sheabutter Opportunities, Export, Extraction And Refinery In Nigeria by Ltrust1(m): 2:11pm On Mar 31|
Can one eat Sheabutter
It can be used for cooking. If a label says "100% shea butter," then it's probably safe to consume, but it not tested to be safe nor guaranteed to be safe, unless it also says "food grade," or "safe for internal consumption" or "safe for dietary purposes."
Does shea butter darken the skin?
Shea butter, cocoa butter and all the natural oils will darken the skin in the sun. Which is better white or yellow shea butter?
The refinement process is a more reliable indicator of nutritional content. Raw or unrefined shea butter is usually more colored than refined shea butters, but the colors can vary. Just because a raw or unrefined shea butter is more white than yellow, does not mean it is a lower quality.
|Re: Guide To Sheabutter Opportunities, Export, Extraction And Refinery In Nigeria by Ltrust1(m): 6:37pm On Apr 01|
What is Grade A Shea Butter?
The other meaningful term is shea butter grade. Commercial shea butter is classified into five grades: A – raw or unrefined, extracted using water; B – refined; C – highly refined and extracted with solvents such as hexane; D – lowest uncontaminated grade; E – with contaminants.
|Re: Guide To Sheabutter Opportunities, Export, Extraction And Refinery In Nigeria by Ltrust1(m): 7:20pm On Apr 02|
Does Shea Butter remove dark spots?
Its healing properties help repair the pink, purple, and black discolorations of acne scars. Using shea butter for acne and acne scars will help you regain a smooth, even, skin tone.
Does shea butter go bad?
First and foremost- if it smells rancid, your shea butter is not good anymore. However, if you are new to Unrefined, Raw Shea Butter, you may mistake its characteristic nutty and smokey smell for rancidness. ... Rancid smell: Makes you gag, reminds you of olive oil gone bad or food gone bad.
|Re: Guide To Sheabutter Opportunities, Export, Extraction And Refinery In Nigeria by Ltrust1(m): 3:55pm On Apr 05|
There are many reasons why a prospective investor should invest in agriculture. Experts say agriculture is a low-risk investment that keeps pace with inflation and increases in value over the long-term.
They describe investment in agriculture as a tangible asset that provides benefit to the community, adding that it can diversify the investor’s portfolio.
Investments in agriculture can guarantee significant revenue for the investor.
|Re: Guide To Sheabutter Opportunities, Export, Extraction And Refinery In Nigeria by Ltrust1(m): 5:11pm On Apr 06|
Which state has the best shea butter in Nigeria?
Raw unrefined shea butter has been produced in Nigeria for millennia. Nigeria produces 500,000MT of unrefined shea butter annually (with a trade value of $400,000), which makes it the top producer of shea butter in the world. It is produced primarily in Kwara and Niger states; other states include Kogi, Kebbi and Ogun.
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|Re: Guide To Sheabutter Opportunities, Export, Extraction And Refinery In Nigeria by Ltrust1(m): 12:26pm On Apr 08|
Do you know, out of the 800,000 tonnes of shea nuts produced in Nigeria, only 20,000 tonnes is processed into butter, while the rest is exported to neighboring West African countries.
|Re: Guide To Sheabutter Opportunities, Export, Extraction And Refinery In Nigeria by Ltrust1(m): 6:10pm On Apr 08|
The federal government on Monday launched the Export Expansion Facility Programme, an online grant portal, and flagged off the Export Development Fund.
The EEFP aims to protect export businesses from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, safeguard jobs and de-risk the economy from shocks like COVID in the non-oil sector.
According to the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, who was at the event, the goal of the expanded facility is to increase Nigeria’s export capacity in the near term and its export volumes in the medium term.
“It will also provide economic incentives to ease the economic effect of the COVID-19 on players in the export sector, fast track the zero oil plan to create jobs, and further expand other avenues to earn foreign exchange in Nigeria other than crude oil. Essentially, the EEEP will save jobs & create jobs,” he said.
He said the EEFP triggered the launch of the Export Development Fund which will mostly support Medium, Small& Micro Enterprises (MSMEs) who operate as players in the export sector.
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How do you package raw shea butter?
If you use our shea butter, you can simply scoop some out of the plastic wrap, then loosely close the plastic, then place it back in the craft bag and seal that one. As an alternative, you can scoop it out of the plastic bag and place it in one or more containers of your choice
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Do you know that shea butter is a skin superfood that comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea (Karite) tree. It may offer mild UV protection (up to SPF ~6) and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production.
Shea butter has been used in Africa and many other locations for years to improve skin and hair. It also has a long history of medicinal use, such as in wound care and even treating leprosy.
|Re: Guide To Sheabutter Opportunities, Export, Extraction And Refinery In Nigeria by Ltrust1(m): 6:47am On Apr 18|
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has announced that the Special-Agro Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) Programme is set to commence in seven major states.
Brand Spur Nigeria understands that Osinbajo disclosed this in a statement on Friday evening, citing that the scheme will enable Nigeria to achieve sustainability and increased trade.
However, the scheme is in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other stakeholders such as the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Bank of Industry.
The agro-processing centres will be provided with basic infrastructure such as water, electricity and roads as well as facilities for skills training. Small-holder farmers in the catchment areas will be linked to markets across the value chain.
To set off the plan in the opening phase, 7 States representing most of the geo-political zones in the country have been selected in addition to the Federal Capital Territory. The States are Ogun, Oyo, Imo, Cross River, Kano, Kaduna, Kwara. All the other States in the country would be added later as the scheme progresses.
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