Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Under the Mango Tree: The HIVE, beekeeping project in India
Under the Mango Tree is an ethical, organic certified company which provides long-term market linkages between rural producers and urban consumers searching for pure, fairly-traded, organic certified agriculture and forest produce.
Established by Vijaya Pastala, and built on the foundation that human and economic security is achieved, UTMT partners and supports rural farmers, producer networks and communities across India, working in organic certified and non-chemical managed agriculture and forest produce based on sustainable farming and fair trade practices.
While the front-end of UTMT, the company is a market-focused, customer-centric, and profit-driven business enterprise, the UTMT Trust provides back-end support to this social enterprise through technical and capacity building, credit linkages and institutional development support that strives to improve the quality of life of primary producer families.
The Hive, a UTMT endeavor promotes community-based beekeeping. Its main objective is to support, train and partner with beekeepers across the country in the production and marketing of high quality single flora gourmet honey that is available seasonally across India.
from petal to pallete...presenting India's monoflora honeys.
The Hive, an Under The Mango Tree endeavor promotes community-based beekeeping – “bees for poverty reduction” as a solution to India's natural resource problem, specifically decline in agriculture production with a view to increasing incomes and improving livelihoods.
Under this initiative UTMT supports, trains and partners with beekeepers across the country in the production and marketing of high quality single flora gourmet honey that is available seasonally across the country.