Wuchi Wami

Providing raw, organic and unpasteurized honey while creating a sustainable livelihood for smallholder farmers
2021 SEED Climate Adaptation Award Winner Biodiversity Mwinilunga, Zambia

Zambia has alarming rates of deforestation. Wuchi Wami has been in operation since 2018 in north western Zambia. It packages, brands, markets and distribute local raw and organic Honey for health-conscious clients. The honey is sourced from the wild miombo forests, located in the Mwinilunga North-western province of Zambia. It is processed through its registered cooperative which sees 2,500 farmers participating in Bee Keeping in an out-growers scheme model.

Wuchi Wami equips smallholder farmers with modern beehives that are environmentally friendly and do not support deforestation. The model provides an alternative income to women from charcoal burning. Wuchi Wami processes, brands and distributes this locally produced raw, organic and unpasteurized honey by an out-growers scheme registered under Kwasha indimi cooperative in Mwinilunga. This honey is then distributed to our clients through the Chain stores country wide.

Eco-inclusive Impacts

Wuchi Wami uses modern beehives made from easy to plant pine, preserving the miombo trees that are destroyed in the traditional beehive production. Deforestation is further reduced by providing an alternative income source for women and men engaged in charcoal burning.
  • Creating sustainable livelihoods through an out-grower 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 the beekeeping farming.
  • Support honey bee health research and deliver practical training and information.
  • Preserving forests with modern soft wood beehives; replacing the traditional model which involves cutting down miombo trees to make beehives and charcoal
  • With 2500 farmers practicing beekeeping with modern beehives, we are saving 125,000 trees and more.
  • Generate income for over 2,500 small scale farmers to date

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Partners

This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

Prospero Zambia supports Wuchi Wami through grant, technical assistance and capacity building as well as investor readiness.

 

Zambia’s Development Agency promotes and facilitates trade, investment and enterprise development. They facilitate the enterprise trading connection with Choppies Chain Stores and many more.

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