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World Bee Day: FMC Empowering Rural Women through Beekeeping Initiatives

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19 May 2024, New Delhi: Bees hold profound significance in our ecosystem and are a necessity for the survival of agriculture and biodiversity worldwide. Bees not only enhance our crop yields but also ensure food security, Multiple crops, including almond, apple, blueberry, and sunflower, rely entirely on honey bee pollination for optimal yield.

Mr. Raju Kapoor, Director, Industry & Public Affairs, FMC India

In India and the northern regions, where these crops are both highly consumed and extensively cultivated, the indispensability of bees in the production cycle stands as an indisputable fact. The role of youth and women is inevitable in upholding the practice of beekeeping and preserving its legacy for generations to come. It is crucial to impart the skill of beekeeping to the younger generation and rural women, as they hold the key to perpetuating this essential practice.

Mr. Raju Kapoor, Director, Industry & Public Affairs, FMC India said, “With the objective to develop entrepreneurship among rural women of Uttarakhand through beekeeping and safeguarding the future of our ecosystem, FMC launched project ‘Madhu Shakti’ in 2022. Since then, the project is likely to benefit more than 8,000 rural women enriching their lives through sustainable agricultural ventures, fostering the growth of pollinator populations and promoting bee-friendly farming practices. Through this endeavor, FMC remains steadfast in its commitment to supporting farmers and preserving the environment for future generations.

Beyond benefiting India, the practice of beekeeping holds global significance, contributing to the health of ecosystems worldwide. By nurturing the symbiotic relationship between agriculture and pollinators, FMC is committed in ensuring and fostering harmonious and nurturing present and future for generations alike.”

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