Honing in on Zambian honey

PDAs help rural beekeepers certify and sell organic honey

Zambia, Africa   Show map +

Summary Full report Project partners Finances Updates

Identifiers

IATI Activity ID None
RSR ID 278

Activity dates and status

Status Complete
Planned Start Date June 7, 2011
Planned End Date
Actual Start Date
Actual End Date Dec. 1, 2015

Descriptions

Project Plan The community extension workers stationed in each of the locations will collect and send information on honey production to a central database and website, making Zambian volumes accessible for potential buyers and other actors in the honey value chain. Information on regional and international market demands will be shared with the bee keepers, incl. desired quality, quantities, timing, packaging and labeling. Additionally, information and skills training for bee keepers regarding improved production, processing, packaging, labeling and branding are envisaged. Target Group: Beekeepers, honey gatherers, and small honey processing enterprises in three districts, namely: in Kaoma district (Kaoma Agricultural Diversification and Food Security Project (KADFSP)), in Kaputa district (Mofwe, Chisweswe and Chisoko Bee Keeping Groups) and in Kasama district (Lualua Bee Keepers Association and Bwikashi Properties). The project aims to especially attract young female entrepreneurs and aspiring beekeepers to take up honey production and associated activities.
Goals Overview - Provide production and marketing information to beekeepers and honey gatherers about modern (and alternative) production practices, market information, buyers' preferences, market standards and regulations, and quality controls. - Market Zambian bee products to new regional and international markets via the web; - Collect, store and analyse key data about Zambia's honey sector for improved sector policy- and decision-making;
Target Group
Summary of Project Plan Honey is in plentiful supply in Zambia and 50,000 small-scale farmers currently work in the industry. Information and communication constraints in the sector currently inhibit beekeepers to sell abroad, since to do this their honey must be certified first. Community extension workers will use PDAs to collect data about beekeepers in 3 districts (Kasama, Kaputa and Kaoma), certify their honey and access new regional and international markets via the web. ICT will also be used to show beekeepers how to diversify their bee products to include bees wax, propolis and royal jelly.
Background Zambia has a long history of beekeeping. Traditionally, engagement in beekeeping has tended to be part-time and mainly practiced by small-scale farmers during the out-of-farming season. However, many communities now realise the potential of beekeeping to raise their standard of living. Nevertheless, inadequate investment in this sector, combined with a desperate shortage of critical information to and from the beekeepers - means that the great potential of this sector to improve Zambia's economy and the livelihoods of 55,000 beekeepers has so far been under-exploited.This project uses ICT tools to strengthen the production and marketing practices of Zambia's small-scale beekeepers, which in turn will accelerate the development of the sector and increase earnings for those working in the honey sector.
Situation at start of project The Organic Producers and Processors Association of Zambia (OPPAZ) already has working relationships with these beekeeping groups. ICT will enable these groups to be supported more effectively by providing additional information and communication services. The use of ICT to specifically support bee keepers and their information and communication needs will begin under this project.
Sustainability This project makes use of existing organisational activities from the Organic Producers Association Zambia (OPPAZ), and therefore doesn't require significant additional investment in establishing relationships or support structures.
Keywords Connect4Change

Locations

Latitude Longitude Country Reference Description City State Address 1 Address 2 Postal code Reach Exactness Class Designation
-14.81194 24.797398 Zambia Kaoma, Kaputa, Kasama districts Western and Northern Provinces

Sectors

Sector Code Percentage Vocabulary
15110 - Economic And Development Policy/Planning 15110 1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)
220 - Communication 220 2 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (3 digit)
22040 - Information And Communication Technology (Ict) 22040 1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)
250 - Business And Other Services 250 2 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (3 digit)

Project currency

Currency EUR

Product Budget Items

Label Type Value Currency Start Date End Date Value Date Original/ Revised
Employment 1000.00
Maintenance 1000.00
Management 500.00
Other 4500.00
Training 1000.00

Results

Result Type Aggregation Status Description
Market and production information via website/sms
New (international) markets for organic honey/bee products
New income sources from honey-related tourism
Central database containing data on beekeepers & production
Increased national annual honey yield
Economic development
ICT

Indicators

Indicator Measure Ascending Baseline Period Start Period End Target Value Actual Value
producer organisations reached 35
producers/entrepreneurs trained 500
users 10000
organisations trained 5
staff trained 5
people affected 1000

Reporting Organisation

Name IICD
IATI ID NL-KVK-41159933
Type National NGO
Secondary Reporter? No

Participating Organisations

Name Connect4Change
IATI ID
Type National NGO
Role Sponsor partner
RSR ID 272
Name IICD
IATI ID NL-KVK-41159933
Type National NGO
Role Accountable partner, Reporting organisation
RSR ID 34
Name ZHP
IATI ID
Type National NGO
Role Implementing partner
RSR ID 372
Name Parade
IATI ID
Type National NGO
Role Funding partner
RSR ID 53
RSR Funding Amount 8000.00
Name OPPAZ
IATI ID
Type National NGO
Role Implementing partner
RSR ID 373

Roles

  • Accountable partner,
  • Reporting organisation

Roles

  • Funding partner

Roles

  • Implementing partner

Roles

  • Implementing partner

Roles

  • Sponsor partner

Project budget:

Employment:
1,000
Maintenance:
1,000
Management:
500
Other:
4,500
Training:
1,000
Total:
8,000

Current funders:

Parade
Parade
8,000
Total:
8,000

Donations:

No donations

Project funding:

Current funders:
8,000
Donations:
0

Total funded:
8,000
Project budget:
8,000
Funds needed:
0

Project transactions:

No transactions for this project

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