A look at apiculture as an important occupation and part of rural life worldwide. Small-scale beekeeping contributes significantly to livelihood security, yet the practice of beekeeping is underplayed in official policy and planning. This book challenges the marginalisation of beekeeping in rural development and asks whether a sustainable livelihoods approach can offer a way forward. Chapters are written by beekeeping development practitioners, development experts, and social scientists. Case studies are presented from around the world, including Cameroon, the Caribbean, Central America, India, Tanzania and Zambia. A comprehensive glossary of apiculture and development terminology, and a full index make this a useful text that can assist everyone involved with beekeeping development. Produced in a modern format with abundant illustrations, this is a highly readable and informative new contribution to the field of apicultural development. The book was published with financial support from the DFID Livestock Production Programme.
2002, 122 pages