The aim of our project is to create a new economic opportunity for 900 pastoral households to diversify livelihoods in the arid and semi-arid land (ASA ) in Kenya districts of Laikipia and Samburu, thanks to funding from the UK Department for International Development.
Dave Bonner has recently been visiting our project in Mbale. He kept a blog to record activities whilst he was in-country. Please follow the link to read his story – and admire his practical construction classes.
We’ve recently been in contact with Major Ram in Kathmandu. He was very excited to report that the honey hunting is currently taking place at Lamakhet. They have harvested 75 colonies with an average of 45 kilo per colony. Each of those involved will take home 20 kilos. This is the highest harvest that anyone there […]
John and Mary Home returned recently from projects in Kenya to relieve poverty through beekeeping. Whilst they were there, they kept a blog diary of their experiences.
The planned second phase of the project in Hoima will essentially have three key objectives,namely: (i) sustaining the achievements of the first phase, (ii) extending the project to other groups — due to budget constraints the addition of two more groups only is currently planned (more would be nice) and (iii) ongoing monitoring and evaluation. […]
Twelve beekeepers from across the UK were invited to a Project Leaders’ Day at John and Mary Home’s Honey farm at Deepers Bridge, near Coventry, for a beekeeping day. Certainly for the writer, one like none other. The purpose of our visit had absolutely nothing to do with beekeeping as we UK beekeepers know it, […]
Faustina is the leader of the Kilimanjaro Association for the Spinally Injured – Women’s Co-operative (mercifully shortened to KASIWOCO). Her beautiful beaming smile and positive attitude belie the fact that she is often in pain and has been in a wheelchair for the last 11 years. She sustained a broken back following a dreadful car accident.
Our Programme Manager, Roy Dyche, has just returned from a trip to Zambia’s Southern Province. Thanks to a handsome grant from the Rufford Foundation, a generous gift from Mr Paul Murray and one or two smaller donations from Kent beekeepers’ associations, we were able to launch our project with two women’s co-operatives in Monze District […]