Kenya

ACTED beehives provide income in West Pokot, Kenya

WEST POKOT [ACTED News] - In Kenya’s West Pokot region ACTED is working with the Kenyan Red Cross and support from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development to increase communities’ ability to mitigate risks and support them in diversifying their livelihoods. One of the ways this is being done is through the provision of grants to Village Planning Committees in the region. One community has chosen to purchase 75 bee hives and 16 honey harvesting kits. The honey that they produce will be used for both consumption within the community, and for commercial use. These modern methods present an improvement on traditional approaches, which often devastated or scattered the bee population and destroyed the hives.