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The specialist international beekeeping organisation
Keystone Foundation is an NGO in South India. We worked with Bees for Development on the the research project Bees, biodiversity and forest livelihoods in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, in 2006-2009.
We have completed more than 20 years of work in the Nilgiris, working with indigenous communities on eco-development initiatives. The Foundation's work has been focusing on the areas of apiculture, micro-enterprise development, non-timber forest produce, land and water management and revival of traditional agriculture.
The research project Bees, biodiversity and forest livelihoods in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve looked at the interdependence between the environment and local livelihoods in the Western Ghats. The work was funded by The Darwin Initiative of the UK Government.