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Technical and financial partners

To fulfil its mission, OLVEA Burkina Faso is supported by various partners:

- Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development (Burkina Faso): joint actions to protect the Shea resource and preserve biodiversity in OLVEA Burkina Faso’s area of activity.
- Maison de l’entreprise [business centre] (Burkina Faso): support for the technical training of OLVEA Burkina Faso’s personnel.
- Public/Private partnership with NGOs: ICCO, Fair Match Support, SNV, based on:
     o technical support of the Shea kernel supply chain for women’s cooperatives,
     o reinforcement of the cooperatives’ organizational and governance capacity,
     o marketing support for cooperatives.
- 2iE/Cirad (Burkina Faso): framework agreement on “environmental optimization of the Burkina Faso Shea sector”.
- Philanthropic Fund of the OLVEA Group: opening of several literacy centers in Burkina Faso.


OLVEA Burkina Faso is now a member of the UEBT, the Union for the Ethical BioTrade,a non-profit association that promotes the “Sourcing with Respect” of ingredients that come from biodiversity.

In becoming a member of UEBT, OLVEA Burkina Faso commits to the principles of Ethical BioTrade: ensuring that sourcing practices promote the conservation of biodiversity, respect traditional knowledge and assure the equitable sharing of benefits all along the supply chain.
Through this membership, which recognizes the hard work provided in ethical sourcing, OLVEA Burkina Faso maintains its commitment in sustainable development.