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Markets, not hand-outs - The Uganda Honey Trade Project

The Uganda Honey Trade Project was delivered in the knowledge that that the 'pull' of an accessible and good market for honey has a greater impact on beekeeping development than giving beehives to 'push' production. This Project was completed in 2014. For four years we worked with partners to build honey trade in Uganda, enabling hundreds of poor households to increase their incomes. Families succeeded in securing resilient and sustainable livelihoods through beekeeping. 

The Project supported an existing beekeeper-owned group called Kamwenge Beekeepers Cooperative Society (KABECOS). This community-based social enterprise provides a fair and reliable route to market for beekeepers in Kamwenge, in south-western Uganda. One of the most important achievements was helping KABECOS achieve financial sustainability as a honey marketing group based in the community - with the result that it is reliably able to continue to provide good market access for local beekeepers.

Here you can listen to George Tunanukye explaining about the impact of the Project.

 

 Articles about Uganda Honey Trade

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