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Investing In the Future and Drivers of Change Civil Society Award: Kikukwe Community Development Initiative

Kikukwe Community Development Initiative is a community initiative in Tanzania where advanced beekeeping hives using Langstroth technology have been provided to help 200 widows earn a living. Beneficiaries earn a good income selling the honey and wax. An additional bonus is that the bees have increased crop pollination and record harvests have been seen in the banana, maize, beans and groundnut farms. The project has influenced national agricultural policy – the Tanzanian government is now looking at how to promote and support beekeeping at farms. The judges believe that this project, “Is innovative, creates employment for women and it is easy to replicate and upscale”.