The Apiculture for Mount Oku Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihood Improvement project, seeks to protect habitat of many plants and animals, re-organize and build capacity of community based forest groups and develop a strong sustainable market for forest products to reduce pressure on forest resources and biodiversity. This will be achieved through, strengthening the Oku White Honey value chain by improving the quality of the finished products and developing robust markets and regenerate degraded forest biodiversity with native bee loving and economic trees, which will help increase the quantity of honey produced. This program will help organize bee farmers, lead to job creation and increase the revenue of the local population. The development of this green value chain will reduce pressure on natural resources, encourage communities to support conservation effort, build capacity among community leaders including women and improve the livelihood of the population.
Strategic Direction:1 Empower local communities to engage in sustainable management of 40 priority sites and consolidate ecological connectivity at the landscape scale