Beekeeping Training for Farmers in Sikkim, Eastern Himalaya
On 17 February 2020, IUCN organized a beekeeping training for local farmers of Mamley Kamrang Watershed in South Sikkim in collaboration with State Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (SIRD&PR), Karfectar, Govt. of Sikkim and Village Administrative Centre (VAC) 37th Mamley-Kamrang GPU under National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS) supported project, 'Coping with Uncertainties: Building Community Resilience and Ecosystem Based Adaptation to Climate Change in the Indian Himalayan Region'.
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With an aim to enhance the resilience of Himalayan communities for managing the effects of socioeconomic and climate change, IUCN organized beekeeping programme to train the local farmers on basic scientific beekeeping techniques & methods and also to provide awareness on the importance of beekeeping for proper functioning of ecosystem and as well as a source of rural livelihoods. A total of 25 local farmers learnt beekeeping from different pilot villages in the watershed.