A Sweet Endeavor for Smallholders and Rural Development
02 April 2019
Kenya, a country with a developing apiculture sector, is taking a new step towards the sustainable development of beekeeping and processing. Together with CINOP, Baraka Agricultural College is developing a nationally accredited and modular competency based curriculum, designed to offer TVET learners quality education to take the Kenyan apiculture sector to a next level.
The project is aiming at practical impact on rural development as there are mostly smallholders in the value chain amongst which many women and young people. The modular and short-course nature of the curriculum is particularly designed to suit their needs, as they often lack the resources or the time to engage in formal training. The curriculum is based on a several different analyses on topics such as; situational apiculture, value chain, labour market needs, entrepreneurship needs, and skills gaps. The results of which, were validated during curriculum revision workshops with key stakeholders.