Apiculture Promotion

Key Objective:

To promote apiculture in Uganda and beyond

TUNADO is making efforts to:-

a). Organise and participate in Local, National, regional and international honey show related events.

b). National level advertising of bee hive products (honey, beeswax, propolis and others) and api-inputs to attract sector investment as well as market for the products.

c). Organise and participate in regular press conference/media publicity and public lecturers on the importance of apiculture, up-coming issues in apiculture as well as public awareness creation on apiculture products.

d). Periodically commission research on critical issues in the apiculture sector (to generate up-to-date data) and disseminate through api-news letter, apiculture sector profile and website.

e).Support innovative financing systems for members and apiculture sector.

f). Support apiculture production by liaising with government, development partners and service providers to provide extension advisory services, popularising, simplifying and translating the training manuals for national and local readership, designing community extension worker model and training TOTs to offer training within the community.

g). Promote apiculture development approaches and technologies that are locally appropriate, sustainable, economical and environmentally friendly.

h). Facilitate development of voluntary quality, standard and internal control mechanisms/systems, organize trainings for processors on quality, standards, handling and hygienic practices with guidance from relevant and competent authorities while considering Sanitary and phytosanitory Standards, linking processors to quality assurance brokers who can help them in certification process.

Francis Okidi Ejem a beekeeper shows us Manuta grass which is good bee forage. He says in the morning, you cannot pass through that grass because of the too many bees foraging.

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TUNADO , Supported by @UgandaTrias conducts bee-suite tailoring training for women in Westnile, Gulu and Bunyoro. empowering them with such skills will make them earn decently from the Apiculture sector in Uganda.

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