Srinagar, Oct. 16: Dabur India Ltd. and Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology-Kashmir have teamed up to help and teach Kashmiri beekeepers best practices for the industry. Beekeeping would also empower the local youth by giving them a career choice.
According to a statement released here, a seven-day training session was arranged at the university as part of this joint endeavour to convey the technical knowledge necessary for the management of bee colonies and optimum beekeeping ractices. The training will go a long way towards addressing the local skill gaps and giving local youngsters the opportunity to earn an income.
Beekeeping is a crucial activity that not only helps to protect the environment, pollinate crops, provide food security, and conserve biodiversity, but also has enormous potential for generating revenue and supporting sustainable lives in communities. Access to essential education and resources, however, is not always easy for many young people, particularly those who live in underdeveloped areas. According to Dabur India Limited Marketing Head-Health Supplements Prashant Agarwal, the goal of this collaborative project between Dabur and the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology-Kashmir is to close the knowledge gap and offer worthwhile opportunities for local youth while promoting moral and sustainable beekeeping practices.