Brazil’s Indigenous communities turn to native beekeeping to recover nature

By Elizabeth Oliveira 
October 16, 2023

Indigenous territories located in different Brazilian biomes — the Amazon, the Cerrado and the Atlantic Forest — are hosting beekeeping projects aimed at both generating an income and restoring local ecosystems.

The community projects show how these efforts, associated with agroecological food production, can improve quality of life, especially in the face of climate change impacts.

The movement began four years ago with a crowdfunding campaign to establish beekeeping in the Amazon, and today includes 53 traditional communities involved in native beekeeping across the country.

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