Nelly Bassily | April 14, 2008
As this week’s news story about bee products mentions, beekeeping is often promoted as a sustainable livelihood for rural people. Since bees feed on and promote the growth of natural vegetation, the environmental impact of beekeeping is minimal. This week’s script features an interview with Linus Wekesa, a researcher in improved beekeeping practices. Mr. Wekesa explains the beekeeping practices that he promotes as part of his work with the Desert Margins Program in dryland Kenya – a program aimed at enhancing food security and alleviating poverty by halting or reversing desertification.
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