ARATIShea Limited is agricultural knowledge management experts with a focus on the shea nut/butter sub sector with the aim of production of shea butter for all its possible purposes. We are affiliates to agricultural and biotechnology research institutes in the sub-Sahara Africa.
The level of agricultural innovation and development in a country is a product of macro-economic infrastructure, research, science and technology and human capital these are the framework of our solutions to our clientele. It is the responsibility of nations to set their agricultural priorities and identify the sectors and scale where development assistance is needed. We partner countries and research institutes in sub-Sahara Africa. Our Programme Research-to- Product (R2P) focuses putting agricultural research into innovation that is demand driven to create wealth for environmental sustainability.
We have the mandate to boost the development, research and export in the Northern Nigeria (currently in Niger state) by empowering women in cooperatives. It is an opportunity to create jobs by using their natural resources and transforming Shea nuts into unrefined organic shea butter for export. The Shea global partner creates the value chain for sustainability.
Summarily, we are into Production and Processing of Shea butter, innovation, research and agro-forestry (integrated approach of using the interactive benefits from combining trees and shrubs with crops and/or livestock). We combines agricultural and forestry technologies to create more diverse, productive, profitable, healthy and sustainable land-use systems including Biofertilizer Production (OBD-Plus(R) Biofertilizer) where the by product of the shea butter waste was used as additives.
The West African region is currently the dominant supplier of all the African nations that produce Shea nuts with Nigeria as the leading producer. Our mission is to source, produce unrefined Shea butter and secure the logistics to build a solid relationship with international buyers while researching for innovative techniques for its sustainability and certification. The purpose is to market and sell the unrefined Shea butter while meeting the international requirements for quality.
ARATIShea provides research, production, sales platform and main contact with clients all over the world in shea nut and butter business and other agro-allied export produce in Africa and located in Lagos, Nigeria. We also domesticate the Shea tree, creating plantations to increase production using grafting techniques to produce nuts in 3-5 years to create a sustainable environment in the future by collaborating with research institutes globally.
Shea butter (which comes from the seed of shea tree) is rich in vitamin A, vitamin E and many essential fatty acids, and is a wonderful moisturizer. In fact, the natural moisturizers in shea butter are virtually identical to the moisturizers produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin.
Shea butter is also an emollient, which softens the skin, and it also soothes inflamed skin, reduces scars, blemishes and brown spots on the skin, and smoothes out wrinkles and stretch marks. Shea butter absorbs rapidly into the skin without leaving a greasy feeling.
Furthermore, shea butter contains an exceptionally large ‘healing fraction’. (The healing fraction contains important nutrients, vitamins, and other valuable phyto-nutrients required for healing the skin.) This means regular use of shea butter can alleviate many skin problems, including blemishes, wrinkles, itching, sunburns, small skin wounds, eczema, skin allergies, insect bites, frost bite, and other skin conditions.
Shea butter contains several natural anti-inflammatory agents and a minor sunscreen agent. Clinical studies have shown it shea butter can transform the skin in as little as four to six weeks, making it softer, smoother, and younger looking.
We use only premium quality shea butter, which is extracted without the use of chemicals and is prepared by cold press methods.