Honey Products Limited (Industries)
Increasing entrepreneurial opportunities through honey production
The enterprise trains young people to own and operate business outlets located in specific geographical locations via a franchise model. These outlet managers provide beekeeping equipment and training to local smallholder farmers. The raw honey is collected, tested for quality and purchased by the outlets.
The honey is then transported to the factory for processing, where it is labelled with processing and expiration dates and finally distributed to community stores’ shelves. By creating a value chain around honey, Honey Industries offers young adults a source of income and improves smallholder farmers’ resilience and access to markets.
Rural Livelihoods Economic Enhancement Programme (RLEEP), an 8-year programme that is co-financed by IFAD, OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and the Government of Malawi, has been supporting HPI.
The Business Linkages Matching Fund is a project under Ministry of Industry and Trade and SMEDI which aims to support Malawian SMEs and it granted matching funds to HPI.
African Agri-business Academy (AAA) offers a pan-African business platform for small and medium-sized agrifood enterprises, providing HPI with access to agribusiness expertise.
The 2014 SEED Awards in Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia are supported by the Government of Flanders, which is active in Southern Africa.