• Photo of two beekeepers working on a hive with four others watching.

Toldopamba used a Seeds grant to establish a beekeeping production group among 11 female producers. The use of pesticides and agrochemicals in agriculture has drastically decreased the bee population in this area of Colombia, a trend that has a negative effect on food production and plant biodiversity. The 33 new apiaries will improve plant production and generate income for these women’s households from the sales of honey.