Kisoro Honey Producers is a self-help beekeeping project and farming group working together to coordinate bee farming activities of the peasant farmers in Kisoro district Uganda. This project/organization was initiated in 2004 by a group of bee farmers led by Dan Ngirabakunzi who is currently the founder (Kisoro Honey Producers) having a lifelong interest in beekeeping farming in Uganda after training in bee-keeping.
Kisoro Honey Producers a beekeeping project in Uganda was first registered in 2005 as a cooperative at the national level and later by the Kisoro district administration as Community Based Organization. Currently, this project has rented accommodation for the Head Office and the Production Unit and sometimes holds meetings and seminars for members in Kisoro District.
The premises are opposite the Kisoro the Mayor’s garden in the center of the town, Kisoro Honey Producers now includes youth and women groups, and has exceeded 600 individual members, for bigger meetings we need to hire halls with seating and other facilities for future meetings.
Kisoro Honey Producers, we expect in future to own land and build permanent premises large enough to accommodate various products and sufficient space for regular meetings and training on diversification of production and other beekeeping activities.
Bee farming activities of Kisoro Honey Producers are designed to cover the whole area of Kisoro district but initially are very active in the following sub-counties: Kisoro Town council, Nyarubuye, Busanza, Nyarusiza, Rwaramba, Chahi, Nyakabande, Mulora, Kirundo, Kanaba, Nyundo, extending also to Bukimbiri, Nyakinama, Muramba sub-counties. Eventually, the whole of the southwest of Uganda will be covered given the required resources.
Kisoro Honey Producers is a self-help organization that endeavors to practice fair trade principles by buying, processing, and marketing their honey and other crops produced by the peasant farmers, helping them to increase production, improve and diversify their crops, educate and train them in modern efficient farming methods, and thus enabling the peasant farmers to become self-reliant and making it possible and desirable to educate their families.
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