HI, WE ARE MOUVEMENT MIEL
Mouvement Miel is an apicultural project that is currently in development as a close collaboration between Academics for Development (AFD) and our project partner in the south of Bénin: Ferme-école Solidarités Agricoles Integrées (SAIN). This initiative aims to create an apicultural network in Benin, in a region where no beekeeping communities have been established.
Development and implementation of seminar for Ferme-École SAIN that empowers women and educates Benin's future beekeepers
University research on plants which are beneficial for bees. Establishment of a biodiversity hotspot on the project site and reforestation with suitable species from the research.
Establishment of vital bee colonies. Construction and equipment of a shared processing facility for the bees' products.
The project partner
Ferme-école SAIN is an agricultural organisation that promotes agroecology and agro-forestry and provides training for young people from the surrounding villages. They previously collaborated in social projects to educate people lacking the resources and slow down the brain drain—values also present in the current beekeeping project.
ACADEMICS FOR DEVELOPMENT
Mouvement Miel is the first project of th newly founded association Academics For Development (AFD), a non-profit founded on social entrepreneurship. AFD aims to realise social impact and believes in the potential of students and the power of entrepreneurial action to do so. Mouvement Miel is our first impact oriented student consulting collaboration, but we seek to expand our scope and implement more projects around the world. In the future, we want to encourage several multidisciplinary teams to solve the challenges, problems or questions of a company, start-up or NGO implement the solutions on-site.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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Moving Minds Foundation
This project is supported by Moving Minds: a foundation from university colleges of Leuven and Limburg (UCLL). It gives a face to the social involvement and commitment of the staff, students, alumni of UCLL and its partners. This both in UCLL's 'home regions' of Flemish Brabant and Limburg and abroad.