Three years of the MOYESH project: A model for holistic, inclusive development, and circular economies, through beekeeping and sericulture farming

In October 2019, the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation and Ethiopia Jobs Creation Commission (JCC), launched the More Young Entrepreneurs in Silk and Honey (MOYESH) project. The five-year initiative aims to see 100,000 young people (60 percent of them women), in Ethiopia, secure dignified and fulfilling jobs along honey and silk value chains.

Three years into its implementation, the MOYESH project has exceeded its targets on many levels. The initiative has also provided a model for unlocking the full potential of beekeeping, which has a long tradition in Ethiopia but is constrained by several challenges; and also started a renaissance for sericulture farming in the country. Significantly, the MOYESH project has demonstrated beekeeping and sericulture as entry points for holistic and inclusive development, as well as the creation of circular economies. Read more