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TBN Members Day 2011 - Martin Zuch - Beesweet


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Martin Zuch came from a financial background and now runs Beesweet, a company producing and selling honey and it's by-products in Zambia. He talked us through the opportunities, challenges and lessons learned from his experiences there.

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TBN Members Day 2011 - Martin Zuch - Beesweet

  1. 1. By: Martin Zuch Transformational Business Network December 2011
  2. 2. Zambia <ul><li>Population – 12.9 million </li></ul><ul><li>One of the least developed countries, even by SSA standard </li></ul><ul><li>Growth rate of 7.6% per year </li></ul><ul><li>HIV prevalence exceeding </li></ul><ul><li>80% Zambians live in poverty </li></ul><ul><li>63% live on less than $1.25 per day </li></ul><ul><li>Infant mortality – 69 per 1,000 in 2010 (UK 4.6) </li></ul><ul><li>Source: World Bank, 2010 </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Lack of diversification of means of income </li></ul><ul><li>Gender imbalance </li></ul><ul><li>Alarming rate of deforestation </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Improve standards of living </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure optimal crop pollination </li></ul><ul><li>Improve quantity and quality of harvested honey </li></ul><ul><li>Assist in marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring sustainable harvest from indigenous species of bees </li></ul><ul><li>Support manufacture of secondary products </li></ul>
  5. 7. Assembly in Workshop
  6. 8. Five beehives are distributed per household, increasing accordingly with performance Nearly 1000 families impacted so far
  7. 11. Healthy swarm being transferred
  8. 12. Households produce an average of 27kg of honey per hive, per year, enabling up to between $150 to $400 additional income per year
  9. 13. <ul><li>There are currently 6 schemes in operation </li></ul><ul><li>Each scheme has an average of 100 households </li></ul><ul><li>Average family size is 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Project currently benefiting 4200 people in vicinity </li></ul>
  10. 15. <ul><li>Farmers are paid $1 per kg of raw honey </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, the honey is sold locally for $4 per kg </li></ul><ul><li>Future expansion to the </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional market: southern and central Africa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International market </li></ul></ul>
  11. 16. <ul><li>Wax </li></ul><ul><li>Propolis </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Jelly </li></ul>
  12. 19. <ul><li>Bee Sweet works in conjunction with Give Hope Trust </li></ul>
  13. 20. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>