KEY MESSAGES

- Description: Honey Care Africa has integrated the bee-keeping value chain in Eastern Africa to directly purchase honey from more than 9 000 small producers
- Specificity: Elimination of intermediaries and use of mobile payment
- Impact: +20% income for the producers

 

FUNCTIONING

Grouping of traditional bee-keepers and purchase of their honey

Supply through loans of new modern hives (installation, maintenance, etc.)

Elimination of 4 - 5 intermediary levels

Use of modern technologies to reduce costs (crowdfunding platform, mobile payment)

 

SCOPE

TANZANIA / KENYA / SOUTH SUDAN
9 000 farmers reached
(of which 2 700 equipped with hives)

 

BUDGET

Still to be financed: $ 1,5 M in 2015

 

IMPACTS

Agricultural productivity
+15 to 30% of the productivity of some neighboring crops through better pollination by the bees

Climate change
Agroforestry and protection program being launched

Sustainable dev. goals
+20% of purchase premium for the producers

 

NEXT STEPS

Search for $ 1,5 M (in capital, debt and subsidy) to support the growth of the organization and develop new markets within its three countries of operation