Bees Abroad supports the care of the environment in rural areas worldwide. Funds from this campaign will support Kigaragara, a village near Masindi, Uganda and address human-wildlife conflict.through a sustainable integrated beekeeping project. Beehive fences will protect crops and save elephants.
Every year, elephants enter Kigaragara from the neighbouring Murchison Falls National Park, eating and trampling the harvest of many villagers' farms. Crops needed to provide an entire years' worth of food can be destroyed in one night. Lives of both elephants and humans are at risk in the conflict. In addition the lack of biodiversity and poor soil quality is reducing harvests each year. The village has asked Bees Abroad and local partner Amigos Worldwide to help them solve these problems.
Bees Abroad will solve the problem by empowering and training a group to engage in sustainable beekeeping, using swinging hive fences to protect farms from elephants. We will provide training in beekeeping which will be integrated with our local partners training in conservation agriculture. We will incorporate tree planting and help them access fair markets for honey. We will create a situation where people can work in harmony with nature, wildlife and each other.