WHY?

Rural communities in the pristine Miombo Woodlands biosphere need to earn sustainable livelihoods from their immediate environment in order to trade their way out of poverty.

WHY?

Rural communities in the pristine Miombo Woodlands biosphere need to earn sustainable livelihoods from their immediate environment in order to trade their way out of poverty.

The main sources of income in the region are charcoal production and subsistence farming. Both require the clearing of indigenous trees.

Clearing the trees to make space for farming and felling them for charcoal are extremely destructive to the environment. Opportunistic hunting also decimates the wildlife in the area. The Musanya Honey Company, established January 2019,  offers communities an alternative to this back-breaking and environmentally costly means of making a living.

Even the traditional local method of beekeeping is problematic for the environment. Bark hives are made by ring-barking trees, and contribute to as much as 15% of the deforestation in the Miombo Woodlands.

The main sources of income in the region are charcoal production and subsistence farming. Both require the clearing of indigenous trees.

Clearing the trees to make space for farming and felling them for charcoal are extremely destructive to the environment. Opportunistic hunting also decimates the wildlife in the area. The Musanya Honey Company, established January 2019,  offers communities an alternative to this back-breaking and environmentally costly means of making a living.

Even the traditional local method of beekeeping is problematic for the environment. Bark hives are made by ring-barking trees, and contribute to as much as 15% of the deforestation in the Miombo Woodlands.

Creating opportunities for upliftment through sustainable business opportunities based on their environment means that rural children will have access to better education and in turn become guardians of the planet.

Creating opportunities for upliftment through sustainable business opportunities based on their environment means that rural children will have access to better education and in turn become guardians of the planet.

Make pure African forest honey a luxury commodity in the global market.

Bring real development and growth to people in this pristine, remote region.

Provide a business alternative to charity for the rural poor in developing nations.

Raise awareness of the global impact of charcoal production and forest clearance.