Bees for Development Journal Edition 134 - March 2020

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Bees for Development Journal 134 March 2020

NEWS INDIA Low-cost, natural beekeeping is something that I am interested in, and I thank you for sending your informative magazine. I have found many similarities between India and Africa. We work with indigenous honey bees Apis cerana. In January we donated bee hives to a women’s self-help group in Goa. The group had ventured into strawberry farming and were facing issues for pollination. Suprajit Raikar (right) donating bee hives to the Goa self-help group beekeeping and to educate people about the importance of honey bees for our ecosystem. Our organisation gives back 10% of annual sales to charity under the

Bees for Sustainable Development Programme. For more information regarding our work visit www. facebook.com/pg/raikastore Suprajit Raikar, M/s Raika & Co, Goa Image © Archivo Slow Food

Our organisation, M/s Raika & Co (a social enterprise) visited the farm and educated everyone about the importance of bees and pollination for local farmers. To date we have trained over 500 farmers, tribal groups and students in Goa region. Our goal is to create awareness about

Throughout 2020, Slow Food will organise activities to promote the ECI and raise awareness of the alarming decline of bees, with the biggest event taking place in April in Italy on Slow Food Day 2020. If the ECI “Save Bees and Farmers” gathers one million signatures by September 2020, the EU Commission and Parliament must consider turning the campaign’s demands into law. There are 90 organisations from 17 EU countries taking part in the campaign so far. Sign the Petition at www.slowfood.com/save-bees-farmers 10