Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Posted by Cristal Montanez at 11:06 PM
CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE 2007 HIGHLIGHTED HASHOO FOUNDATION'S WOMEN EMPOWERMENT THROUGH HONEY BEE FARMING COMMITMENT
The Clinton Global Initiative is a project of the William J. Clinton Foundation that brings together a community of global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
The Women’s Empowerment through Honey Bee Farming project was featured and highlighted during the poverty alleviation session at the 2007 Clinton Global Initiative.
Sadruddin and Sarah Hashwani receiving a recognition for the Women Empowerment through Honey Bee Farming Commitment during the Poverty Alleviation Session in 2007
Excerpt from: President Clinton Opens Third Annual Clinton Global Initiative Meeting in New York; a press release from the Clinton Global Initiative, September 26, 2007.
"Hashoo Foundation In December 2007, the Hashoo Foundation will launch the Honeybee Production project in the Northern Areas and Chitral (NAC) regions of Pakistan, which are amongst the poorest and most isolated in the country. Women account for 55% of honeybee producers in the NAC, but receive only 35% of the total income generated by honeybee production. With a strong focus on developing the production of by-products and creating linkages with markets, the Honeybee Project will allow local women to increase their income and provide for themselves and their dependants while expanding their future prospects."