Research update Alice Kubo: Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship training in the Ghana Shea Industry

Alice Kubo is a PhD candidate in the research project Society and Change in Northern Ghana: Dagomba, Gonja, and the Regional Perspective on Ghanaian History. She focuses on entrepreneurial developments within the Ghana shea industry and the implications for livelihoods. Ghana is one of the largest producers of shea nuts. Initially a traditional business, the Ghana shea trade is currently governed by new standards for production and certification which regulate the quality of shea products. Alice Kubo looks into the impact those transformations have had on entrepreneurship. Were labour skills enhanced or transformed due to the commoditization of shea products? What drives such developments?

Read the richly illustrated report about her first field research in the Northern region of Ghana.