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Three tons of honey can be harvested in September by beekeepers in Culamagia

Within about two months, three tons of honey could be harvested by beekeepers in Culamagia (Cangandala municipality), informed Frederico Maurício, trainer at the National Institute for Biodiversity and Conservation, of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Environment. The projected numbers result from the fact that recently, 30 beekeepers have received training in beekeeping.


According to the official, quoted by Angop, in the training, new techniques for producing honey were taught, as well as kits were delivered to beekeepers (comprising 150 hives, among other means).

Frederico Maurício also considered that with the kits made available – budgeted at 40 million kwanzas, funded by the Global Fund – beekeepers will be able to abandon traditional techniques, moving to the most recent acquired in training.

Marta Zumbo, deputy director general of the National Institute for Biodiversity and Conservation of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Environment, made it known that the training and delivery of means, which initially only included 30 beekeepers from Culamagia, is part of a government strategy which aims to improve the lives of citizens through the production of honey.

Cited by Angop, the official added that beekeepers who "were not awarded should not feel removed, but should embrace the project and wait for the other phases".

She also explained that the delivery of means and training is happening in phases due to financial constraints.

The initiative was applauded by Victor Paca, administrator of Cangandala National Park, who considered that it will contribute to the promotion of self-employment, leading young people to stop hunting in the park.

The purpose of delivering the means is to increase honey production, enabling the generation of income and putting a brake on poaching, among other behaviors that put the fauna and flora of the region at risk.

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