BEEHIVE ADOPTION IN ZAMBIA

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In a nutshell :


To ensure that newly planted trees will thrive in the long term, local communities need to gain more value from standing trees than from felled ones.

This is where beehives come into the picture: trees are the perfect place to hang large beehives and the bees produce honey that can directly be harvested by the farmers. Selling the honey creates an extra source of income. 12 kg on average of honey can be harvested per year per beehive, offering farmers an additional 450 Zambian Kwacha which is about 50 dollars!

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Why is it awesome ?


Bees ensure pollination, which is crucial for biodiversity preservation. Besides, the honey which they produce can increase farmers’ annual income by 10% or more! 
        
Did you know that you can choose a name for your beehive?! By sponsoring this project, you will receive a picture of your beehive - with your chosen name - and its GPS coordinates so that you can locate where your beehive is producing honey for farmers.            

Where does the magic happens ?


The team :


WEFOREST

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WeForest's team of 20 professionals is spread over 3 continents and 12 countries sharing the same commitment for a better world.

"Healthy and growing forests remain the best technology for removing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere."

Our vision 
We imagine a world where communities and nations sustainably manage their forests and natural resources for the benefit of our climate, our environment and humanity.

Our mission
Building upon corporate and scientific partnerships, WeForest empowers communities to sustainably advance and implement innovative, high standard, scalable and lasting solutions to restore forest landscapes.

Our values
The values that inspire our work are: Integrity, Transparency, Excellence, Collaboration, Passion, and Courage.

Our goal

Our goal is to successfully transform 250,000 ha of forest landscape by 2021, restoring  25,000 ha of forests (with an estimate of  25 million trees) demonstrating FLR best practices in different ecosystems and leading to the adoption of an international standard.
 
Want to contact us? -> [email protected]
or want to know more about us? -> www.weforest.org