GSA sustainability partners implement multi-stakeholder guidelines for sustainable business practices, and support large-scale development projects, including the construction of warehouses, cooperative development training for women shea collectors, and pilot projects that will improve women's health and safety, conserve tree populations, and reduce wood consumption and water during processing.

The sustainability program has achieved the following results, and the GSA will share its impacts on development with the expansion of the program.


sustainability partners


warehouses and trainings for women’s groups under public-private partnerships


increased profit over farm gate prices from warehouses


women beneciaries of partner activities