2021, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
Importance of beekeeping on forest conservation, preservation of ecosystems and poverty reduction value for nature, Ethiopia
Author(s): Lelisa Diriba
Abstract: The role of bees in agriculture, maintaining biodiversity, sustainable livelihoods and food security has been widely demonstrated. Nevertheless, the potential of beekeeping is very often not exploited in forestry activities and development programs, since the benefits of bees and beekeeping are obscure to stakeholders. This paper sets out to provide farmers and other stakeholders in the forestry sector with information and arguments to convince them to accept beekeeping as a viable commercial and protective measure that should always be considered and integrated into national forest program and other development strategies. Deforestation and forest fragmentation are two of the most widely recognized, vital factors responsible for the degradation of the environment. The paper highlights the role of bees in nature preservation and agriculture, the values of bees to man (economic, health and nutritional) at the national level and how these can be utilized in beekeeping and forestry program to contribute to poverty mitigation.
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Lelisa Diriba. Importance of beekeeping on forest conservation, preservation of ecosystems and poverty reduction value for nature, Ethiopia. Zool Entomol Lett 2021;1(2):01-03.