Bringing beehives to two communities in CameroonMar 2017
United PurposeCharity Partner
Our March pot will introduce bee keeping to two communities in Northwest Cameroon benefiting 2,200 people. In Nkowe and Mbonso access to increasingly scarce natural resources has resulted in clashes between the ethnic minority cattle herders and majority population subsistence crop farmers. We’re partnering with United Purpose to place beehives around water sources giving communities a vested and shared interest in ensuring the land remains protected. £4,743.26 will cover the bee keeping equipment (hives, smokers and protective suits), plant bee-friendly greenery and erect fencing. It will also fund training for both the crop and cattle-grazing farmers, aiming to improve dialogue between the two groups and increase local income through the sale of honey and wax.