Having finished her Master’s degree in International Development in Amsterdam, Thai-Italian Giada Chitto came to Thailand about three years ago as an intern for Unesco and later worked for parliamentary advocacy. In November, she joined Raitong Organics Farm (ROF) which works with farmers in Si Sa Ket, Wang Nam Khieo, Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai and Bangkok and is known for its "CSA Munching Box", a community programme that delivers a weekly supply of organic fruit and vegetables to subscribers. ROF’s newest project, "BeeKK - Urban Beekeeping in Bangkok", aims to raise awareness of bees as an important part of the food chain. Giada tells us what the buzz is about.
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF BEEKK?
We want to educate people about the importance of bees as wild pollinators and as being important to the food chain. Cities can form an interesting refuge for the environment; they have the possibility to restock the rural environment. Also, kids are not used to the natural world, so beekeeping is a great and easy way to learn about the environment.
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