Cooper Schouten

Cooper Schouten

Current Appointment: Research Assistant
Organisational Unit:Faculty of Science and Engineering


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Beekeeping for sustainable livelihoods in the Indo-Pacific region

Beekeeping offers an alternative income opportunity for the rural poor in developing countries but the potential benefits are not always fully realized. Since 2014 our research and extension has sought to provide best practice information to the beekeeping industry, local communities, government agencies and development practitioners to achieve sustainable and equitable outcomes for smaller, householder beekeeping ventures in the Indo-Pacific region.

A new major ACIAR-funded project has just started (2019) with Ass. Prof. David Lloyd as lead investigator and Cooper Schouten as technical leader and liaison on site. read more about beekeeping