Wednesday, March 16

Sunflower Seeds

One of Africare's most successful projects to date has been a manual press used to extract cooking oil from sunflower seeds. I've seen these work, and they produce good oil -- although many of my friends didn't like the flavor -- but it takes a lot of seeds.

Interestingly, the FAO notes that in 1996, Zambia imported 5500 Mt of sunflower oil. In 2003, they imported only 2223 Mt. Coincidence?