Build a Honey Room for 40 Bee Farmers in Jamaica

by Golden Valley JAS (Jamaica Agricultural Society)
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Summary

The Golden Valley Farmers Group in rural Jamaica plans to build a food grade honey processing room out of a repurposed shipping container. This project will enable more than 40 farmers to earn an alternative income through apiculture (bee farming) as production of their traditional crops have been heavily affected by climate change conditions.
$20,000.00
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Challenge

The effects of climate change in Jamaica are disproportionately experienced by farmers who have seen drastic changes in rainfall in recent years. Golden Valley, in rural St. Thomas, Jamaica - one of the poorest areas of the island - is a traditional coffee and cocoa farming area. The increasingly pronounced changes in conditions have caused farmers to seek alternative sources of income because growing traditional crops is no longer an economically viable means of employment.

Solution

Enable farmers to process honey in a food grade facility which will increase the potential market (local supermarkets and international markets) and ultimately provide an alternative source of income for farmers. Allow for training opportunities for new young farmers and community members (harvesting, honey and wax processing, packaging, marketing, business skills, value-added products).

Long-Term Impact

This project will enable 40 farmers to earn an income from a sustainable enterprise that can endure a changing climate. In a community where employment opportunities are rare, a chance to earn an alternative source of income for farmers is becoming more important every day. This is not only a viable option for today's farmers but for will provide additional opportunities for younger generations including expansion into other bee-related value added product markets such as lip balms and candles.

Organization Information

Golden Valley JAS (Jamaica Agricultural Society)

Location: Golden Valley - Jamaica
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Golden Valley JAS
Golden Valley, Jamaica
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