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The specialist international beekeeping organisation

Money from honey in Mbale, Uganda

People living near Mt. Elgon in Uganda

People living near Mount Elgon in Uganda suffer from chronic poverty and environmental problems such as soil erosion, landslides and forest loss. We are working with the Mbale Coalition Against Poverty (Mbale CAP) to change the way land is managed, through beekeeping.

We are helping to train farmers to make their own low-cost beehives and set up profitable homestead apiaries which can be integrated into forest plots. The Mount Elgon region experiences high poverty and households need additional income to meet families' needs. Beekeeping is environmentally friendly and can be fully integrated into farmers' existing small plots of banana, coffee and fruit tree crops - and can reduce the need to clear more land for farming, thus reducing soil erosion.

To respond to the demand for beekeeping support we are working with Community-Based Beekeeper Trainers – helping them help others.

We thank Charles Hayward Foundation, Hub Cymru Africa and Welsh Government for supporting this project.

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