Beekeeping and mangrove conservation in Zanzibar - Intelligent conservation of a sensitive ecosystem.
Intelligent conservation of a sensitive ecosystem.
"Biovision's approach of helping people to help themselves suits us very well and in this project entrepreneurial and ecological thinking and acting are promoted at the same time." (Dominik)
The majority of the rural population in Zanzibar is engaged in agriculture and fishing. Unfortunately, their income from this is not sufficient; more than half of the population live below the poverty line. Due to the lack of alternative income opportunities, the project links the establishment of modern beekeeping to increase income with the use of multifunctional trees, which are used as an alternative to the threatened mangroves. The trees provide nectar for the bees, can be used as firewood and livestock feed, and at the same time contribute to improving soil quality.
Protection of coastal areas (mangrove forests) in Zanzibar and improved income of smallholder families through modern beekeeping and the promotion of multifunctional tree management.
2020 - 2022 (3 years)