In-bag agriculture and beekeeping activity AP8-3

By 19 October 2016Non classé

In-bag agriculture and beekeeping activity

20742
of total budget
24
months of action
48
of the project is financed by SEED Foundation
Location

Kenya – Northern region of Moyale, Elleborr village

Duration

October 2016 – september 2018

Partners
Interactions & Solidarity and Strategies for Nothern Development
Beneficiaries

1 group of 10 women (goat breeding), 1 group of 20 farmers (agricultural activities)

Heart of the project

A village struck by drought

Elleborr is a landlocked village, consisting of a host community and of displaced people since the end of 2013. The village faces difficulties linked to food security as well as the diversification of revenues – apart from pastoral activities which is endangered by frequent drought.

A technique adapted to dryness

Although beekeeping activity and cultivating in sacks (short cycle vegetable that grow in drilled bags) need little water, they are not developed in Northern Kenya.
Previous studies established that cultivating in sacks is coherent with the local context. Moreover, flower species used in beekeeping activity are already present locally as well as a basin to water cattle.

Main actions

 Beekeeping

To introduce a beekeeping activity to a group of women by installing the beekeeping site, by buying the necessary inputs as well as beekeeping materials. Flowers suited for the climate will be planted and trainings to maintain hives conducted.

 Agriculture

To develop agriculture in sacks by buying the necessary materials (bags, seeds, etc.) but also by relying on simplified trainings which will be replicated to all the farmers of the community.

 Management and training

To insure the local management of honey and crops productions by officially registering 2 Community Based Organization. Then, thanks to management trainings, a development strategy on sales channels for production surplus will be put in place.

Nothern Kenya has experienced ones of the worst forms of drought. The community has lost all their livelihoods which affected our programming and planning. Despite this, I can assure you that our project has kicked off and that beehives have been set up.

Dida Ali Ibrahim, leader of SND, local partnerFeedback on the local situation
Read the testimony of Dida Ali Ibrahim

Expected results

250 persons will practice beekeeping and agricultural activities by the end of the project.
The rate of people with no revenues in the community will decrease from 17% to 3%.
 95% of families will consume products deriving from the beekeeping or the agricultural activity.
 A 15% drop of people suffering from chronic malnutrition.

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