The Uganda National Apiculture Development Organisation (TUNADO) is the apex body recognised by the public and government of Uganda to coordinate all value chain actors in the apiculture industry. TUNADO is a membership body that unites producers (beekeepers), processors, packers, service providers (trainers, researches, marketers, equipment manufactures etc), development partners, government and all other stakeholders towards apiculture development in Uganda. TUNADO was formed after realising that apiculture sector was disorganised and yet with the potential to contribute significantly to rural household income, poverty reduction and national economic development as well as environmental conservation.
In October 2002, the Office of the Prime Minister mobilized all stakeholders for a consultative meeting in which a steering committee was elected and given the mandate to oversee the process of establishing a private sector lead umbrella organization for all apiculture stakeholders’ country wide.
TUNADO is incorporated with registrar of companies as a company limited by guarantee. Certificate No. 62239. TUNADO represents 1,200,000 beekeepers organised in 274 members (Associations, companies, cooperatives and groups) and TUNADO membership continues to grow. We thank Bees for Development UK, Trias Uganda, National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) and other development partners for involving themselves heavily in providing technical and financial support.