Creation date: 2010
Sector of activity: Agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing
Social issue: Diversity (people in state of exclusion, minorities and people with disabilities) · Environment and rural settings
Apinova is a company founded in 2014 that identifies and empowers people from economically marginalized areas so that, by producing honey, they can become suppliers of this product and thus supplement their family income.
This project was born out of the need of Vicente López Cacique, its founder, to expand the supply chain of his company Apinatura. And why not do it helping others? That is how Apinova began to develop new producers in economically marginalized areas of the country. "We call each production facility a 'beekeeping cell.' Our model guarantees honey production and they can sell it to Apinatura, although they are not required to sell us their honey," Vicente explains.
In addition, they have a positive impact on the environment: "Bees are incredible pollinators. This model also has another impact of direct pollination in the crops in these communities. For example, in one of the regions where we work we're helping with the pollination of coffee crops."