Fighting Poverty With ButterfliesButterfly farming is proving to be a lucrative market as it supplements the income of many needy households, while also benefiting the environment.
Tanzania: Charaxes brutus natalensis in Dar es Salaam.
Tanzania: Fighting Poverty With Butterflies
Citizen, 4 February 2012
When one thinks of farming, butterflies are not the first commodity that comes to mind. But in Tanzania, this unlikely crop is cultivated to help conserve threatened forests and… Read more »
IPS, 24 April 2010
For 10 years, Roselyne Shikami, sold boiled eggs at the bus station just outside the densely wooded Kakamega Forest in western Kenya, near the border with Uganda. Now she is… Read more »
Nation, 1 April 2008
The fortunes of more than 900 farmers in Taita-Taveta are set to change for the better, thanks to a rare farming venture they have adopted. Read more »
East African, 8 September 2003
Although Kipepeo Farm cannot export a large proportion of the butterflies it produces, the increased numbers of the insect species has opened up opportunities for nature tourism,… Read more »
Nation, 17 February 2001
Butterfly farming has earned Malindi and Kilifi farmers more than Sh8.3 million, according to a report obtained by the Nation yesterday. Read more »
Tanzania: Butterfly Decrease Threatens Project
Citizen, 28 September 2009
A researcher with the East Usambara-based Butterfly Rearing project in Muheza District, has warned over the decrease in number of some popular butterfly species used in the… Read more »