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.

In short

  • Construction of a beekeeping center with a block of 2 latrines (2018-2019)
  • Proceeds of $7,276 (FCFA 3,165,000) for the Dangouna center from the 1,967 kg of honey harvested and sale of 60 hives (2018-2019)
  • Proceeds of $1,223 (FCFA 532,000) from the sale of 499 kg of honey for the 30 beekeepers in Boungou
  • Number of beekeepers in 2018-2019: 94
  • Number of beekeepers 2017-2018: 80
  • Donation of carpentry equipment and training of 4 beekeepers in Dangouna (2017-2018)
  • Implementation of the project in the Eastern Region: 30 producers received the necessary equipment and training (2017-2018)
  • 474 kg of raw honey was collected in Boucle du Mouhoun, for generated revenues of $3,213 (FCFA 1,372,250) (2017-2018)
  • Dangouna center activities involve 9 villages and 336 people (2016-2017)
  • Purchase of 10 hives with iron support (2016-2017) (Eastern Region)
  • Training for members of the Dangouna beekeepers group (2016-2017)
  • Renovation of the Dangouna beekeeping Center (2016-2017)
  • Income of $1,321 (FCFA 585,000) for the Dangouna group for the year 2016-2017
  • Production of 99 litres of honey (2015-2016) by the Dangouna center
  • Number of beekeepers 2015-2016: 47 in the Boucle du Mouhoun region
  • 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 at the Dangouna center
  • Mr. Louis Tétu, a SACO volunteer, provided training to beekeepers for 4 weeks in March 2014 at the Dangouna center
  • 45 Kenyan hives were installed by the Dangouna beekeepers (2015)
  • Income of $186 generated from the first honeydew au Dangouna center (2015)

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