Spreading the benefits of Allanblackia seed oil

African forests are home to a small treasure: the Allanblackia tree, whose seeds can be turned into edible oil and integrated in many products of daily use. Chris Buss, of IUCN's Forest Conservation programme, explains the value of this seed and IUCN's role in promoting its commercialisation. If you think Allanblackia is a funny name, keep listening for an explanation!

Allanblackia fruit cut in half displaying the seeds Photo: Tony_Simons / ICRAF

 

Work area: 
Economics
Forests
Social Policy
Forests
Biodiversity
Forests
Livelihoods
Locally Controlled Forests
Location: 
West and Central Africa
Ghana
West and Central Africa
Liberia
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