CS Tobiko Calls For Funding To Sustain Bee Keepers In Nasaru Olosho

The Bee Queens of Nasaru Olosho, is a women's group that launched a nature-based enterprise with the aim of protecting the important pollinators while making a living by selling honey.

Keriako Tobiko has urged NETFUND and KWTA to provide the communities with training and assistance in marketing their honey.

Speaking during a visit to the Nasaru Olosho Conservancy, the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Forestry, urged the community to finish the management plan so they could apply for funding for projects.

The Bee Queens of Nasaru Olosho, is a women’s group that launched a nature-based enterprise with the aim of protecting the important pollinators while making a living by selling honey.

They are working in collaboration with 16 other groups that make up the Conservancy, each with an average of 25 members.

Tobiko also urged the community to live in harmony with wildlife to maintain the health of the ecosystem.

He urged better community education on the advantages of conservation efforts and environmental adaptation measures.

To end poverty in vulnerable communities, a number of donors, including the Adaptation Fund, GEF implemented by NEMA, KEFRI, KFS, and NEC, have joined forces to provide avenues to improve the community.

In order to create a system that permits coexistence with wildlife inside the protected area, pastoralist farmers have agreed to merge their individual ranches in Nasaru-Olosho. The area is tucked along the verdant rolling Chyulu hills in the southern Kenyan wildlife corridor next to the Amboseli National Park.