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Honey training benefits Bua community and environment

December 18, 2018 3:01 pm
Honey training benefits Bua community and environment

A three-day training in Nasavu village, Bua aims to assist communities with restoring degraded land and support livelihood opportunities.

Participants are currently learning proper beekeeping techniques and the seven participating villages have also been given beehives that will be co-managed by the youth and women’s groups in each village.

Food and Agriculture Organisation, National Project Coordinator, Maika Daveta says the training is a win for both the villages and the environment.

Daveta says while beekeeping can earn some good money for the community, it is also an incentive to protect and manage the flowering trees, grasses and shrubs.

She adds the honey is an ideal product and can be enjoyed for local consumption instead of sugar, not to mention the ecological value that bees in pollination bring to these areas.

In addition to the training, FAO also provides assistance to farmers to develop their honey producing enterprises by providing training and equipment such as modern hives, tools, protection clothing and storage tanks in an effort to assist with enhancing pollination and increase honey production yields.

40 participants including 20 women and youth representatives from the villages of Nasavu, Nasolo, Daria, Nasorowaqa, Bua, Naiviqiri and Naivaka are part of the event.

The training which started yesterday will end tomorrow.