The livelihoods of over 6 million women are now on the line as concerns are being raised about people cutting down the shea trees that produce the nuts-the raw material for the trade.
Majority of women in northern Ghana depend on shea butter processing for a livelihood, but the continued felling of these economic trees is further widening the poverty gap.
Justice Baidoo has been to northern Ghana to find out how the women are living their lives.
Watch his report below:
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