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2019

Improved Beekeeping and Honey Production systems in Lake Bogoria Landscape for increased production, Environmental Conservation and social well-being. (Kenya)

Kenya

Titre : Improved Beekeeping and Honey Production systems in Lake Bogoria Landscape for increased production, Environmental Conservation and social well-being. (Kenya)

Pays : Kenya

Numéro projet : KEN/SGP/OP6/Y2/STAR/BD/2019/14

Domaine : Biodiversity

Durée : 4/2019 — 8/2020

Bénéficiaire : Twin Self Help Group Community Based Organization

Présentation
ASALs cover about 70% of the greater Horn of Africa and about 90% in Kenya (ASARECA, 2011). In Kenya, these lands are inhabited by about 70% of the national livestock herd and about fourteen million of the human population. Nearly 80% of the honey in Kenya is produced within the ASALs, making them very important but vulnerable ecosystem that needs to be conserved for the present and future generations. Water scarcity is a challenge due to the erratic rainfall experienced in these lands (GOK, 2004 ; GOK, 2012). Besides water scarcity, arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) are faced with a number of environmental and anthropogenic issues that impact negatively on their production potential. Unsustainable wood extraction, charcoal production, and invasive plant species are such notable threats to biodiversity conservation including bees within the ASALs. Some of these anthropogenic activities significantly altered plant species abundance, composition and structure thereby negatively impacting on bee forage availability and other ecosystem services such as pollination. Further, these anthropogenic activities have direct effects that may include a reduction in the abundance of palatable plant species that constitute important forage for livestock, and medicines for the local communities. Lake Bogoria Landscape (LBL) is known locally, nationally and regionally for important wildlife species, including the flamingo and the greater kudu. The combination of landforms, biodiversity content, availability of water and forage makes this site important at community, national and global levels. The LBL being the surrounding of the National Reserve of international significance is at risk from degradation arising from unsustainable exploitation and management of resources due to poverty, poor land use, and poaching, overstocking and unsustainable farming systems. It is against this background that the Twin Group Community Based Organization intends to amplify beekeeping and improve honey production accompanied with environmental conservation and enhancement of the social well-being.

Financement
Grant Amount (GEF) : US$ 29,293.00
Co-Finanshing Cash : US$ 30,585.00
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 1,000.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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