Pollen-dusted honeybee foraging on pumpkin flower; Date: 28 July 2019; photo credit: Ali Nkwasibwe

East African pollinator data to be integrated into Uganda’s National State of Environment Report

JRS grantee Makerere University has integrated key information for 71 species in six bee families of Eastern Africa into a public database with high resolution photographs to provide details about different species. This data is critical to support natural pollination to food production for local stakeholders. In early 2022 a species list of the bee pollinator species in central Uganda will be provided for the National Environment Management Authority of Uganda, for inclusion in the National State of Environment Report.

Find out more about this project on Makerere University’s grant page: Generating information on bee pollinator diversity and distribution in Uganda through the application of ecological and informatics tools