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Increasing farmer incomes in Kenya through honey production
In Kenya, where nearly half of the country's 40 million people are unable to meet their daily nutritional requirements, Honey Care Africa has committed to incorporate 40,000 rural families in its supply chain by 2017 and increase their income by up to 20 percent.
The company will equip honey producers with high-quality beehives, maintenance tools, and expertise while guaranteeing a fair-trade market in which beekeepers can sell their honey. For many farmers, income from honey production means the difference between living above or below the poverty line.
Small-scale farmers are likely to see 15-30 percent growth in yield from other crops through increased pollination from healthy bee colonies. Honey Care will also train and integrate some 600 more workers as carpenters, clerks, beehive technicians, and quality control managers.
Honey Care Africa joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) in 2010 with a pledge to establish 100,000 modern beehives in rural Kenya by 2017 and enable...
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