PROJECTS

Apiculture Business Forum 2018

29th – 30th November 2018   

UMA Conference Hall

THE 9TH UGANDA NATIONAL HONEY WEEK 2018

THEME: “BEEKEEPING AS A BUSINESS”
Venue: forest mall parking along lugogo bypass
Date: 29th -1st Sept 2018
Time: 8am – 6pm

 Objectives
The main objective of this year’s National Honey week is to promote beekeeping as a business.
Specifically, the honey week will:

  • Unveil the business opportunities available  in apiculture sector
  • Expose the general public to the different technologies, products and services in the apiculture sector
  • Create a platform for honey value chain actors to showcase, network and market their products and services.

 Target group
Beekeepers, honey processors and packing companies, equipment manufacturers, farmers and agro input dealers, Market providers (supermarkets, hotels and companies), financial institutions ( Banks and Micro Finance institutions) Service providers (trainers, companies providing packaging materials), and training institutions (Universities, VTIs, Farm institutes, Primary and Secondary schools), development partners, government (MAAIF, Ministry of Trade, National Agriculture Research Organization, Uganda National Bureau of Standards)and the general public.

Programme for the honey week

Actual Execution of National Honey Week Event

  • Apiculture congress   27th –  28th Aug 2018
  • Main  exhibition        29th -1st Sept 2018
  • Beekeeping training   30th Aug 2018
  • Assessment  exercise  31st   Aug 2018
  • Closing ceremony( Gala & cocktail ) 1st September 2018

 Participation costs

No.

Category

Related costs of entry

Prize

1

General public

Free

NA

2

Exhibition Space

Members
Single stall: Ugx. 180,000 
Double stall: Ugx. 360,000
Non-members& Sponsored exhibitors
Single stall: Ugx.400,000
Double Stall: Ugx.700,000

Overall exhibitor  2018
Appreciation plague
Small contribution towards his/ her participation in  the Api Expo

5

Honey week trainings

Ugx. 10,000 per person per training

 

6

Apiculture congress

Ugx. 10,000 for individuals and Ugx. 30,000 for companies or organizations

N/A

Sponsorship categories.


Platinum Sponsor
(Ugx. >10 M)

Gold Sponsor
(Ugx. 8M – 10M)

Silver Sponsor
 (Ugx. 6M – 7.5M)

Bronze Sponsor 
(Ugx. 3M – 5M)

To book call 0779674935 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Time: 8am – 6pm

 Objectives
The main objective of this year’s National Honey week is to promote beekeeping as a business.
Specifically, the honey week will:

  • Unveil the business opportunities available  in apiculture sector
  • Expose the general public to the different technologies, products and services in the apiculture sector
  • Create a platform for honey value chain actors to showcase, network and market their products and services.

 Target group
Beekeepers, honey processors and packing companies, equipment manufacturers, farmers and agro input dealers, Market providers (supermarkets, hotels and companies), financial institutions ( Banks and Micro Finance institutions) Service providers (trainers, companies providing packaging materials), and training institutions (Universities, VTIs, Farm institutes, Primary and Secondary schools), development partners, government (MAAIF, Ministry of Trade, National Agriculture Research Organization, Uganda National Bureau of Standards)and the general public.

Programme for the honey week

Actual Execution of National Honey Week Event

  • Apiculture congress                                                    27th –  28th Aug 2018
  • Main  exhibition                                                          29th -1st Sept 2018
  • Beekeeping training                                                    30th Aug 2018
  • Assessment  exercise                                                   31st   Aug 2018
  • Closing ceremony( Gala & cocktail )              1st September 2018

 Participation costs


No.

Category

Related costs of entry

Prize

1

General public

Free

NA

2

Exhibition Space

Members
Single stall: Ugx. 180,000 
Double stall: Ugx. 360,000
Non-members& Sponsored exhibitors
Single stall: Ugx.400,000
Double Stall: Ugx.700,000

Overall exhibitor  2018
Appreciation plague
Small contribution towards his/ her participation in  the Api Expo

5

Honey week trainings

Ugx. 10,000 per person per training

 

6

Apiculture congress

Ugx. 10,000 for individuals and Ugx. 30,000 for companies or organizations

N/A

Sponsorship categories.


Platinum Sponsor
(Ugx. >10 M)

Gold Sponsor
(Ugx. 8M – 10M)

Silver Sponsor
 (Ugx. 6M – 7.5M)

Bronze Sponsor 
(Ugx. 3M – 5M)

To book call 0779674935 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1st Apiculture Congress in Uganda 2018

1.0. Background
The first Apiculture Congress 2018, will be a two-day event that will take place on 27th-28th August 2018 at Fairway Hotel. It is a must attend event  on topical issues with beekeepers and industry 1.0.

Background
The first Apiculture Congress 2018, will be a two-day event that will take place on 27th-28th August 2018 at Fairway Hotel. It is a must attend event  on topical issues with beekeepers and industry stakeholders from all walks of life  on how to maintain a healthy bee population in Uganda and create wealth from bees.
The event will draw attendance from leading apiculture development experts / professionals from all over the world. Speakers representing industry experts, government policy makers, as well as academic scholars and researchers from the apiculture arena will be present to discuss Africa apiculture development concerns in the 21st Century. The focus will be on strategies for turning beekeeping into a business and tools to strengthen information exchange in the realm of apiculture development.
This congress pledges to deliver current and relevant technical information from apiculture development experts/ professionals. It also provides opportunities for industry leaders, managers, academics, and government officials to exchange ideas on technology trends and best practices
Event theme: “Turning beekeeping into a business: Inclusive Apiculture development for improved livelihoods”

1.1. Rationale
Although, farming was (or is) primarily an activity to sustain the farmer and his/her family, it can be turned into a money-generating enterprise. As Uganda’s economy remains largely dependent on the agricultural sector, sector players still find it difficult to decide on which agro enterprise to practice given the changing climate, environmental conditions, high cost of investment, limited or no access to land and un -reliable market for products. Unlike other agro – enterprises, beekeeping has and remains among the few enterprises that one can start with ease, because of its distinctive nature. Beekeeping   requires 1) little start–up investments 2) does not require complex technologies and techniques to start with 3) uses locally available resources and can be done on a small piece of land but with a high return on investment. In Uganda today, a majority of farmers who have embraced beekeeping still practice it at subsistence level, with production of honey as their main product and little know on production of other bee products such as; bees wax, pollen, royal jelly, propolis, venom - which provide a portfolio of products that a farmer can sell and make more money from a single farm enterprise. Subsistence beekeeping and dependence on one bee product (honey) has subjected farmers to earning of little income  from production and sell of bee products  and yet there are  un taped viable apiculture business opportunities that these very farmers and the public can harness, Among which are; processing and packing of honey, bee venom, propolis tincture etc, making cosmetic products ( beeswax soap, cream, lotions , lip balm, shoe polish etc.) crafts and design (making hives, smokers, key holders, candles, designing table mats, cups , plates, aprons calendars, and cards)  all with a clear and known market at local, national and international level. Therefore, the theme of the congress is derived from and fits well into this background.

2.0 Objectives
The main objective of this year’s beekeeping congress is to stimulate business thinking (looking at beekeeping as a business) among value chain actors and the public.
Specifically, the congress will:

  • Unveil the business opportunities available   in apiculture subsector
  •  Discuss Africa apiculture development concerns/challenges and opportunities in the 21st Century.
  •  Design strategies for turning beekeeping into a business and tools to strengthen information exchange in the realm of apiculture development.
  • Exchange information and strengthen collaboration among honey value chain actors  in Uganda
  • Promoting growth and expansion in the Ugandan beekeeping by furthering awareness of and education on innovative bee products and beekeeping, packaging and value addition.

3.0. Call for concept papers
The call is extended to all potential participants who wish to make an oral or a poster presentation relevant to the Congress theme and any of the specific sub-themes as stated below. Authors should indicate whether they wish to do oral or poster presentations.  

3.1. Format for the concept
The concept paper should be brief (not more than two pages) and concise and the following should be followed.
1. The format is the Times New Roman font 12 and 1.5 spacing.
2. Title (not more than 20 words).
3. Topic. (2-3 lines)
4. The issue /challenge/best practice /findings (one paragraph)
5. Literature review (half a page, 3-4 authors cited).
6. Scope (one short paragraph on the subject content of the paper

3.2. Themes for concept papers
The concept papers should be derived from the themes l, below.
Beekeeping Economy 

  • Marketing and Branding
  • Designing appropriate financial products for beekeepers
  • Coordination in  honey value chain
  • Education and Broadcast in Beekeeping
  • Honey and Other Bee Products Trade
  • Sustainable Marketing for Beekeeping
  • Innovative Bee Products and Marketing

Bee Biology

  • Increasing Productivity in Beekeeping
  • Bee Ecology
  • Bee Feeding (Nutrition)
  • Bee Physiology
  • Safe pesticides use and application
  • Queen Bee Rearing and Technology

Bee Health

  • Role of Environmental Factors on Bee Health
  • Genetic Resistance and Bee Health
  • Treatment Methods Without Residues in Bee Health
  • Role of Pesticides and Other Toxic Substances on Bee Health
  • The Impact of Bee Disease and Pest Control Agents on Bee Products

Pollination and Bee Flora

  • Protecting Bees, Bee Flora and Bee Habitats
  • The Role of Wild Pollinators in the Ecosystem
  • Crop Pollination and Agricultural Production
  • Honeybees as Crop Pollinators

Beekeeping Technology and Quality
Beekeeping practices and material

  • Colony Management - Good Beekeeping Practices (with the topic to produce quality products, apitherapy products, organic products)
  • Beekeeping Software for Colony Management
  • Innovation and New Technologies for Beekeeping Equipment (apiary transport systems, apiary security systems…)
  • Feeding of Bees (different type, impact on bee colonies, …)
  • Quality and Hygiene of harvest and packaging for all bee products

Quality of bee products

  • Techniques to Analyze Bee Products.
  • Contaminant Concerning all Bee Products Including Adulteration
  • Techniques to Detect Contaminants

Dietary Supplements: Health Claims

  • Medicines: Potential Medicines for Humans and Animals (Veterinary Apitherapy)
  • Cosmetics: Therapy and Beauty

Beekeeping for Rural Development

  • Beekeeping in Rural Development
  • Forestry and Beekeeping
  • Traditional Beekeeping
  • Protection of Local Bees
  • Stingless Bees and Beekeeping

The deadline for submission of the concept paper is 5th Aug 2018. Application concept papers should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Cc This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

stakeholders from all walks of life  on how to maintain a healthy bee population in Uganda and create wealth from bees.
The event will draw attendance from leading apiculture development experts / professionals from all over the world. Speakers representing industry experts, government policy makers, as well as academic scholars and researchers from the apiculture arena will be present to discuss Africa apiculture development concerns in the 21st Century. The focus will be on strategies for turning beekeeping into a business and tools to strengthen information exchange in the realm of apiculture development.
This congress pledges to deliver current and relevant technical information from apiculture development experts/ professionals. It also provides opportunities for industry leaders, managers, academics, and government officials to exchange ideas on technology trends and best practices
Event theme: “Turning beekeeping into a business: Inclusive Apiculture development for improved livelihoods”

1.1. Rationale
Although, farming was (or is) primarily an activity to sustain the farmer and his/her family, it can be turned into a money-generating enterprise. As Uganda’s economy remains largely dependent on the agricultural sector, sector players still find it difficult to decide on which agro enterprise to practice given the changing climate, environmental conditions, high cost of investment, limited or no access to land and un -reliable market for products. Unlike other agro – enterprises, beekeeping has and remains among the few enterprises that one can start with ease, because of its distinctive nature. Beekeeping   requires 1) little start–up investments 2) does not require complex technologies and techniques to start with 3) uses locally available resources and can be done on a small piece of land but with a high return on investment. In Uganda today, a majority of farmers who have embraced beekeeping still practice it at subsistence level, with production of honey as their main product and little know on production of other bee products such as; bees wax, pollen, royal jelly, propolis, venom - which provide a portfolio of products that a farmer can sell and make more money from a single farm enterprise. Subsistence beekeeping and dependence on one bee product (honey) has subjected farmers to earning of little income  from production and sell of bee products  and yet there are  un taped viable apiculture business opportunities that these very farmers and the public can harness, Among which are; processing and packing of honey, bee venom, propolis tincture etc, making cosmetic products ( beeswax soap, cream, lotions , lip balm, shoe polish etc.) crafts and design (making hives, smokers, key holders, candles, designing table mats, cups , plates, aprons calendars, and cards)  all with a clear and known market at local, national and international level. Therefore, the theme of the congress is derived from and fits well into this background.

2.0 Objectives
The main objective of this year’s beekeeping congress is to stimulate business thinking (looking at beekeeping as a business) among value chain actors and the public.
Specifically, the congress will:

  • Unveil the business opportunities available   in apiculture subsector
  •  Discuss Africa apiculture development concerns/challenges and opportunities in the 21st Century.
  •  Design strategies for turning beekeeping into a business and tools to strengthen information exchange in the realm of apiculture development.
  • Exchange information and strengthen collaboration among honey value chain actors  in Uganda
  • Promoting growth and expansion in the Ugandan beekeeping by furthering awareness of and education on innovative bee products and beekeeping, packaging and value addition.

3.0. Call for concept papers
The call is extended to all potential participants who wish to make an oral or a poster presentation relevant to the Congress theme and any of the specific sub-themes as stated below. Authors should indicate whether they wish to do oral or poster presentations.  

3.1. Format for the concept
The concept paper should be brief (not more than two pages) and concise and the following should be followed.
1. The format is the Times New Roman font 12 and 1.5 spacing.
2. Title (not more than 20 words).
3. Topic. (2-3 lines)
4. The issue /challenge/best practice /findings (one paragraph)
5. Literature review (half a page, 3-4 authors cited).
6. Scope (one short paragraph on the subject content of the paper

3.2. Themes for concept papers
The concept papers should be derived from the themes l, below.
Beekeeping Economy 

  • Marketing and Branding
  • Designing appropriate financial products for beekeepers
  • Coordination in  honey value chain
  • Education and Broadcast in Beekeeping
  • Honey and Other Bee Products Trade
  • Sustainable Marketing for Beekeeping
  • Innovative Bee Products and Marketing

Bee Biology

  • Increasing Productivity in Beekeeping
  • Bee Ecology
  • Bee Feeding (Nutrition)
  • Bee Physiology
  • Safe pesticides use and application
  • Queen Bee Rearing and Technology

Bee Health

  • Role of Environmental Factors on Bee Health
  • Genetic Resistance and Bee Health
  • Treatment Methods Without Residues in Bee Health
  • Role of Pesticides and Other Toxic Substances on Bee Health
  • The Impact of Bee Disease and Pest Control Agents on Bee Products

Pollination and Bee Flora

  • Protecting Bees, Bee Flora and Bee Habitats
  • The Role of Wild Pollinators in the Ecosystem
  • Crop Pollination and Agricultural Production
  • Honeybees as Crop Pollinators

Beekeeping Technology and Quality
Beekeeping practices and material

  • Colony Management - Good Beekeeping Practices (with the topic to produce quality products, apitherapy products, organic products)
  • Beekeeping Software for Colony Management
  • Innovation and New Technologies for Beekeeping Equipment (apiary transport systems, apiary security systems…)
  • Feeding of Bees (different type, impact on bee colonies, …)
  • Quality and Hygiene of harvest and packaging for all bee products

Quality of bee products

  • Techniques to Analyze Bee Products.
  • Contaminant Concerning all Bee Products Including Adulteration
  • Techniques to Detect Contaminants

Dietary Supplements: Health Claims

  • Medicines: Potential Medicines for Humans and Animals (Veterinary Apitherapy)
  • Cosmetics: Therapy and Beauty

Beekeeping for Rural Development

  • Beekeeping in Rural Development
  • Forestry and Beekeeping
  • Traditional Beekeeping
  • Protection of Local Bees
  • Stingless Bees and Beekeeping

The deadline for submission of the concept paper is 5th Aug 2018. Application concept papers should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Cc This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Apiculture skilling for youths from refugee and host communities in Arua District

Introduction
Oxfam’s 2016 report on emergency food security and livelihood needs assessment for host community and South Sudanese refugee response in Arua and Yumbe districts highlighted poverty as key challenges in refugee settlements: communities reported only a meal a day per household; no cash crops grown and programmes helping refugees to get out of poverty. Similarly, inter-agency report on Rapid Assessment for Markets in Bidibidi Refugee settlement (2016), highlighted that refugee youth are looking for opportunities to supplement income, help support their families, start small businesses and income generating activities. Additionally, the targeted youths have limited entrepreneurial and vocational skills, community-connections and start-up capital.
TUNADO in partnership with Oxfam Uganda, have embarked on a project “Apiculture skilling for youths from refugee and host communities in Arua District”.This project is funded by Enabel under the Skills Development Facility. The Specific objectives of the project are;

  • To equip 350 refugee and host community youth (210 female and 140 male) in Arua district with life, employable and entrepreneurship skills for sustained livelihood in apiculture.
  • To support creation of 25 apiculture related Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) for refugee youth and host communities and link MSMEs to market.

Project duration and targeted beneficiaries
The project duration is nine months and started in April 2018 and is expected to end in December 2018. The project targets to work with 350 refugee and host community youth (210 female and 140 male). 70% of the entire 350 will be refugees and the remaining host communities.

Project approaches 
Specifically, the project intends to build the capacity of the 350 youth with  skills along the honey value chain through; a)The use of work based and mobile on-site training (ATPs)-skilling- R & HC b)Training in Entrepreneurship c) Training in Business-development d) Provision of Life skills-mentoring-coaching network e) Gender Action Learning System-GALS)  f) Facilitate Market linkages   f) issue of workers’ PAS (DIT) to trainees  and facilitate community-connections and  linkages to existing networks.

Major activities

  • Skilling 105 trainees along the VC in :apairy establishment, colonisation, harvesting, post-harvest handling and  beeswax extraction
  • Training in hive making for 30 trainees
  • Training in protective gear for 30 Trainees
  • Training in making smoker for 20 Trainees
  • Skilling in value addition(Beeswax soap-30 trainees ,Decorative candles: 20 trainees,Beeswax shoe polish: 30 trainees,Propolis tincture: 25 trainees ,Honey cookies: 30 trainees  and bees wax jelly. 30 trainees
  • Training in entrepreneurship /access to market (350 trainees)
  • Training in life skills-GALS
  • Provide starter kits to the  youth to enable them start MSMEs in apiculture (this will be done after the innovation challenge where the winners in every category will be awarded with startup kits)

Contact details
For further information, contact:

The Uganda National Apiculture Development organisation (TUNADO)
Plot 76, Buganda Road, Kampala
P.O. Box: 8680
Contact telephone: Office: +256 414 258070/ Mobile: +256 782 891933
Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

OR
Oxfam Novib
Plot No. 3459, Tank Hill Rd, Muyenga, Kampala, Uganda 
P.O. Box:  6228
Contact telephone Office: +256 414 390500/ Mobile: +256 758 677 861
Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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