This is an excerpt from a program for EnterpriseWorks in Tanzania for USAID.
This documentary examines the village ram oil seed press project in East Africa. The viewer learns of the nutritional problems in remote villages from lack of oil in diets and how this remarkable seed press provides locally produced oil. We examined how these presses can extract oil from many different seeds, nuts, and kernels. We see how they are manufactured and used. We learn about how financing works. The benefits of the press are explained as well. The oil is an ingredient in foods, the crushed seeds new nutritious fodder for livestock and a raw material for making soap, body and hair oils, detergents, and paints. Many women's co-ops buy and operate a community presses bringing an economic boon to women’s groups, schools and local co-operatives.
The program helps promotes the ram press for local cooking oil production. Versions in French, English, and Swahili.