Macadamia farmers have not been paid enough for their produce to sustain a reasonable living. The national companies have been taking advantage of them. The project aims to process and export the world’s first (and only as far as we know) fair trade certified macadamia nuts in order to provide sustainable and stable incomes to macadamia farmers.
Beekeeping helps households make an average $200 additional income a year, a significant increase for those struggling to survive on less than a dollar a day. Read about the Bee Keeping for Poverty project in Zambia.