Beekeeping empowers female farmers in Tanzania

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Farm Africa

Premium Supplier 20th September 2021
Farm  Africa

Farm Africa

Premium Supplier

Beekeeping empowers female farmers in Tanzania

September 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Food for Good, a network of food industry leaders that has now raised more than £2 million for Farm Africa, a charity that promotes sustainable agricultural practices, strengthens markets and protects the environment in rural Africa. 


As well as raising much needed funds, over the years Food for Good has achieved impact for farmers in eastern Africa in a variety of ways including through the legacies left by fundraising challenges where food industry professionals worked alongside local communities to dig fishponds, plant trees or build beehives. 

The Big Beehive Build saw groups of senior women from the UK food industry heading to the Manyara Region of Tanzania in 2015 and 2017 to build apiaries of Langstroth beehives to kick-start profitable and sustainable women-run honey farming businesses. 

Today, the beehives are still in use by women like Lucia Chami, a beekeeper who now runs a thriving honey business, which helps pay for her children's school fees and protects the environment. Watch the video to see how Lucia is getting on.
Find out more about the Food for Good network at www.farmafrica.org/foodforgood

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