Community development and empowerment through beekeeping
Eden Roots’ keeps bees that produce honey and other by-products that are high in demand. Their production is village based, but they manufacture high-end products targeting customers mostly from big cities. The products are sold via social media, and will soon be for sale through an online store.
The enterprise plans to produce their own beehives to participate significantly in bee pollination services and potentially sell some to newly and existing bee farmers willing to expand.
North-West University assists with research. Through their assistance Eden Roots publishes well researched articles and gets research insights into quality beehives and honey quality.
SEDA (Small Enterprise Development Agency) provides them with development and market linkages, such as the municipality in charge of the rural communities or the department of trade and industry.
The SEED Low Carbon Awards 2021 in Ghana, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand and Uganda are sponsored by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).