The participants in this project comprise a minimum of 25 women belonging to the Suklagandaki Women’s group. They all come from low-income families in Suklagandaki Municipality Ward no. 2, Tanahun.

The project area was selected by the Federation of Nepali Beekeepers (FNBK) in line with a government strategy to promote Apis Cerana in specific areas. Within identified villages, a household survey was used to select participants in line with the following specific criteria; a clear motivation to enhance their livelihood through beekeeping, unmarried women, poor economic status, belonging to the Gurung and Magar communities, and women who had not received training or other benefits from previous rural development projects.

Partnership Manager: James Taylor

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