The C with B project is developing at a fast pace. Beehives have been installed and mushroom production is starting. Soon the youth can start selling honey and mushrooms. Not only the youth is engaged, the local community is also becoming aware of the benefits of the new ventures.
Secretary for Chagunda youth organization beneficiaries of the bee and mushroom farming initiative Sarah Mbewe told Zodiak online that the mindset of people in the area is slowly changing having seen the benefits from the forest other than cutting down trees.
“I can testify that our lives are changing we have started selling the mushroom and soon we will have honey ready, and we intend in future to have our beehives hanging in the woodlot we are setting up,” she said. Read the full article here.
The youth have also started planting trees as part of the project. This is essential when preserving the forest.
“This tree planting exercise will supplement the beehive production in the near future because we know that one day these trees would grow into a forest where beekeeping shall be done,” says Mittochi. The Alias wrote about it in a news article.