Guiding Hope - Upscaling fair trade honey and wax marketing
Upscaling the marketing and production in fair-trade of honey and wax
Guiding Hope is looking to establish an environmentally and socially responsible, fair-yet-profitable trade in apiculture products by up-scaling the marketing and production of honey and wax.
Guiding Hope plans to expand small-scale production of organic, fair-trade honey from the remote Adamoua savannah and NorthWest highlands to reach international markets and to become Cameroon’s largest exporter of high quality beeswax, as well as building an international market chain for community-owned soap- and candle-making businesses. The aim is to increase wax export sales to 66 tonnes of organic wax per year by 2012, to increase wax prices by 30% through increasing quality, and to diversify their current honey sales market.
PAELLA-E – Programme d’Appui aux InitiativesLocales d’Auto Emploi: support through advocacyand capacity building.
SNV – Netherlands Development Organisation (int.NGO): support through capacity building to Union ofExporters of which Guiding Hope is a founding member. www.snvworld.org
United Nations Food & Agriculture Organisation: intergovernmental organisation to defeat hunger, promoting sustainable food security, raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity and contribute to economic gr
Djerem Union of Natural Honey Producers –UGIPROMNAD: Cameroonian Union of 18 producer groups.
British Wax: wax refining business, which recently obtained accreditation for processing of organic wax.www.britishwax.com