KTDA Foundation supports Small-holder Tea Farmers to set up an Apiculture Project for Biodiversity Conservation & Livelihood Enhancement
KTDA Foundation in partnership with Rukuriri Tea Factory yesterday handed over beehives to 100 small-holder tea farmers. The tea farmers were selected from four graduated Farmer Field Schools (FFS) whose farms are neighbouring Mt.Kenya forest.
Not only will this beekeeping project be a mechanism for biodiversity conservation and livelihood improvement, but it is expected to have health benefits through providing a food source of great nutritional value for the farmers and their communities.
The handover ceremony was also used to raise awareness of the importance of bees as pollinators and their contribution to solving problems related to the food supply.
This Project is funded by ZENSHO