Wuchi Wami, established in 2018, is a private limited company led by experienced executives. It specializes in sustainable beekeeping training and the processing of organic honey and beeswax. Shifting from traditional methods, the company collaborates with a cooperative of 1244 farmers, yielding 125 tons of honey annually from 5020 beehives. This effort aligns with Sustainable Development Goals and preserves forests.
The initiative has empowered rural communities and women, significantly raising farmers’ earnings and creating employment. With exporter status and certifications from COMESA, SADC, and AGOA, Wuchi Wami has expanded internationally, exporting to Norway, Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. Their success is underscored by awards, including the SEED Climate Adaptation award and recognition in Forbes Magazine. Wuchi Wami exemplifies sustainable agriculture, economic growth, and environmental stewardship on a commendable scale.
- Creating sustainable livelihoods through an outgrower scheme with over 2,500 small scale farmers
- Working with soft wood modern beehives that are easy to manage and are less labour intense and allows women and youth to participate in beekeeping
- Support honey bee health research and deliver practical training and information
- Preserving forests by replacing traditional bee-keeping practices with modern softwood beehives. These practices involved cutting down miombo trees to make hives and charcoal.
- With 2,500 farmers practising beekeeping with modern beehives, they are saving +125,000 trees.
- Generating income for over 2,500 small scale farmers