The development of apiculture, promotion of environmental awareness and associated activities are the focus of Self Help Africa’s Climate Adaptation through Beekeeping (CAB) project in Uganda.
Work is being carried out in Kayunga, Kumi, Bukedea, Ngora, Amuru, Nwoya, Adjumani, Hoima and Duliisa districts of Uganda.
The purpose of this project is to promote and develop apiculture, and develop support for Ugandan beekeepers through a range of activities.
Beekeeping plays a vital role in pollinating, and a deteriorating natural environment affects hive numbers, and consequently the ability of bee populations to fulfill this role.
The project sets out to promote beekeeping as an environmentally friendly and high income potential enterprise for small-holding farm families, to raise awareness of the risks of poor natural resource management, and promoting and encouraging fruit farming and tree planting, both to provide forage for bee populations and to increase household earnings.
Self Help Africa is working on this project with ten farmer associations, each of 50 members, and is collaborating with local government, farmers associations, research institutions, and local and national beekeeper associations.