WP4: Resource availability

Overall objective

The aim is to assess resource availability of native oils in local communities to ensure sustainable production. The  availability  of  raw material  is  a key  factor  in  a  sustainable  industrial production. For native material such as vegetable oil, it is important to assess the status of the existing resources and their potentialities. In this way, it will be possible to plan adequate actions for improving in-situ production and native species domestication.

Specific objectives

4.1 Quantification of oil tree resources
4.2 Estimated population status and overview of potential pest problems
4.3 Overview of concerns for sustainable production


works to improve sustainable use of local tree species for fair-trade production of oils for food and cosmetics in Mali and Burkina Faso through a collaboration between researchers, private industries and local communities.

Financed by Danida.