As part of our ongoing work to promote alternatives to the old, unsustainable practices of hunting wildlife and wild honey, it was natural to identify ecotourism and modern beekeeping as positive alternative activities. Not only do these activities benefit the environment and ecosystem at large, but they generally provide a more reliable source of income.
However, in light of the recent socio-political situation in Cameroon, we have seen the need to diversify income generating activities and improve marketing strategies. Global Hand Cameroon thus recently participated in a three-week training course, learning to produce mead (also called honey wine) from local honey. This new endeavor will allow local beekeepers to add value to honey production, as well as create a new job market for individuals to produce and sell the mead.