Apitrade Africa is a regional network focussing on developing the apiculture sector in Africa. Apitrade Africa has a secretariat in Kampala and members from more than ten African countries.
The objectives of Apitrade Africa are to:
Apiculture has the potential to bring significant economic development, and hence poverty alleviation, to Africa. However, this potential is not yet being fully realised. Thousands of poor beekeeper-farmers in Africa have the means and knowledge to harvest honey from bees, yet lack access to reliable markets. Following the success of Bees for Development's first Honey Trade Workshop, which took place in August 2005 as part of our DFID/BLCF Project on African Honey, we organised a second African Honey Trade Workshop in October 2006 with sponsorship from Rowse Honey Ltd. The purpose of the workshops was to discuss issues surrounding trade in African honey and ways to increase trade to benefit beekeepers. As a consequence Apitrade Africa was established. Apitrade Africa is a membership association formed to increase trade in African bee products by addressing market access constraints and supporting marketing initiatives.
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|African Honey Trade Workshop (no.81)||Bees for Development|
|Apitrade Africa meet in Nairobi||Bees for Development|
|Apitrade Africa meets in Arusha||Bees for Development|
|Back to Office Report, Uganda June 2000||B Kerr|
|Beekeeping economics - woodland beekeeping in Zambia||Janet Lowore, Nicola Bradbear|
|Honey from Africa and the international market||Bees for Development|
|Marketing of Hive Products in Zambia with Its Associated Problems||Mulenga, M.M.|
|News about Apitrade Africa in Arusha and Apimondia||Bees for Development|
|Uganda Apiculture Export Strategy||Uganda Export Promotion Board and ITC Counterpart Team|
|Uganda President Launches African Honey Trade Network||Okello, B|