Burkina Faso: in activity
The Association of modern beekeepers of Dangouna, composed of 10 men, has acquired expertise in modern beekeeping techniques. The project has also led to the domestication of bees which sometimes swarm and cause accidents, in addition to helping preserve the environment.
Traditionally in Africa, beekeeping is a complementary activity to agriculture. In rural areas, it has become an income generating activity whose therapeutic and dietary benefits have earned beekeeping long-lasting interest among producers. Practiced rigorously, it can contribute to the fight against poverty through the improvement of farmers’ living conditions and can even become a profession in its own right. The Foundation helped 10 men form an official group of producers in modern beekeeping technologies through training and provision of equipment such as Kenyan hives, protective suits, gloves, boots, bee smokers and collection Equipment.
- The project involves 9 villages and 336 people (2016-2017)
- Purchase of 10 hives with iron support (2016-2017) (Eastern Region)
- Training for members of the beekeepers group (2016-2017)
- Renovation of the Dangouna Beekeeping Center (2016-2017)
- Income of $1,321 (585 000 FCFA) for the year 2016-2017
- Production of 99 litres of honey (2015-2016)
- Number of beekeepers 2015-2016: 47
- Extension of the project to the village of Bissa, Bomboela, Fobiri, Fofina, Kokoï, Konkoliko, Pana and Sio
- Mr. Peter John Keating, a SACO volunteer, provided 4-weeks training to beekeepers in April and May 2015
- Mr. Louis Tétu, a SACO volunteer, provided training to beekeepers for 4 weeks in March 2014
- 45 Kenyan hives were installed by the beekeepers (2015)
- Income of $186 generated from the first honeydew (2015)
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