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Hive-Aid

As new beekeeping programmes are planned and implemented around the developing world, it is important that information is available on previous beekeeping efforts and those currently underway so that valuable resources are not wasted in repeating work. In 1982 Technical Co-operation Activities: beekeeping, a directory and guide (by Drescher and Crane) was published by GTZ. This useful publication listed details of beekeeping programmes up to early 1982, but in the intervening period many new programmes have commenced. It is hoped that this Newsletter, by publishing details of beekeeping projects, can serve a useful role in coordinating beekeeping development. A list recently prepared by FAO of beekeeping programmes currently undertaken by them is shown below. The International Bee Research Association welcomes details of all beekeeping development efforts—however large or small. Project reports can often be of immense value to others planning beekeeping programmes, perhaps. in geographically separate parts of the world but sharing similar local conditions. Problems faced in one area may have already been solved in another, and often details of why a project failed can guide others when planning future work.

CONTINENT: AFRICA

COUNTRY: BURKINA FASO 

PROJECT TIFLE AND NUMBER: Apiculture Development TCP/BRF/4510

DURATION: 12 months

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSISTANCE: To improve honey production and standards of living of the rural population and to establish a National Centre of Apiculture

INPUTS PROVIDED BY FAO: Consultancies and services. External and local training. Equipment and material.

COUNTRY:  CAPE VERDE

PROJECT TIFLE AND NUMBER: Reforestation (Apiculture component) GCP/CVT/015/BEL

DURATION: 5 years

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSISTANCE: To assist the national forestry service to prepare and carry out a reforestation programme and to introduce beekeeping.

INPUTS PROVIDED BY FAO: Consultancies and services. Training, equipment and material.

COUNTRY:  GHANA

PROJECT TIFLE AND NUMBER: Apiculture Promotion TCP/GHA/4505

DURATION: 12 months

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSISTANCE: To improve the living standards of rural families through beekeeping activities; to extend APU training activities to a wider rural area and to improve the quality of the training programme.

INPUTS PROVIDED BY FAO: Consultancies and services. External and local training. Equipment and material.

COUNTRY: MADAGASCAR

PROJECT TITLE AND NUMBER: Apiculture Development TCP/MAAG/4507

DURATION: 12 months

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSISTANCE: To increase honey production through modern methods of production and back-stopping local staff. 

INPUTS PROVIDED BY FAO: Consultancies and services. External and local training. Equipment and material. 

COUNTRY: MMALI

PROJECT TITLE AND NUMBER: Apicultural Development MLI/85/003

DURATION: 2 Years

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSISTANCE: To consolidate and organize the CNA of Bamako which has responsibility for training, technical assistance and research. To prepare and initiate applied research programmes. To consolidate rural apiculture activities.

INPUTS PROVIDED BY FAO: Consultancies and services. External and local training. Equipment and material.

COUNTRY: MAURITIUS

PROJECT TITLE AND NUMBER: Assistance to the Agricultural Sector (Apiculture component— queens for sale to beekeepers) MAR/84/002

DURATION: 12 months

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSISTANCE: To increase honey production through better queen rearing methods supply of more prolific queens to beekeepers.

INPUTS PROVIDED BY FAO: Consultancies and services. External and local training. Equipment and material.

COUNTRY:  SAO TOME

PROJECT TITLE AND NUMBER Apiculture Development TCP/STP/4504

DURATION: 12 months

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSISTANCE: To establish a scientific base for modern apiculture. To train local staff to promote apiculture. To promote the creation of beekeepers’ cooperatives and associations.

INPUTS PROVIDED BY FAO: Consultancies and services. External and local training. Equipment and material.

CONTINENT: ASIA

COUNTRY:   INDONESIA

PROJECT TITLE AND NUMBER: Beekeeping for Rural Development INS/85/008

DURATION: 3 years

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSISTANCE: To establish a research, training and demonstration centre. To establish a local industry for the production of beekeeping equipment and wax foundation, and two queen rearing stations. To develop cooperative marketing of honey and other bee products.

INPUTS PROVIDED BY FAO: Consultancies and services. External and local training. Equipment and material.

COUNTRY:  PAKISTAN

PROJECT TITLE AND NUMBER Technical Assistance Programme for the Apicultural Research Centre (Beekeeping component) UTF/PAK/072

DURATION: 3 years

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSISTANCE: To provide technical assistance for the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council. Assistance comprises practical training for queen rearing and honeybee management; delivery of lectures on selective breeding of honeybees, queen rearing, pollen and royal jelly production.

INPUTS PROVIDED BY FAO: Local training Equipment and material. Consultancies and services

COUNTRY:   REPUBLIC OF KOREA

PROJECT TITLE AND NUMBER: Apiculture Development Laboratory and Training Centre TCP/ROK/6651

DURATION: 12 months

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSISTANCE: To establish an experimental and demonstration apiary. To initiate applied research and extension programmes. Consultancies and services,

INPUTS PROVIDED BY FAO: Consultancies and services. External and local training. Equipment and material.

COUNTRY:   VANUATU

PROJECT TITLE AND NUMBER Beekeeping Training and Demonstration Programme TCP/VAN/6651

DURATION: 18 months

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSISTANCE: To establish and optimize European honeybees. To establish a trained cadre of extension beekeeping specialists. Consultancies and services.

INPUTS PROVIDED BY FAO: External and local training. Equipment and material. Consultancies and services

CONTINENT: LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN

COUNTRY: EL SALVADOR

PROJECT TITLE AND NUMBER: Assistance to the African Bee Prevention and Control Programme TCP/ELS/4503

DURATION: 12 months

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSISTANCE: To cooperate in establishing a national programme of African Bee control. To train technicians and beekeepers and to establish model hives.

INPUTS PROVIDED BY FAO: Consultancies and services. External and local training. Equipment and material.

COUNTRY: HONDURAS

PROJECT TITLE AND NUMBER: Assistance to the African Bee Control Programme TCP/HON/4507

DURATION: 12 months

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSISTANCE: To prepare a programme for the control of the African Bee. To train technicians and beekeepers.

INPUTS PROVIDED BY FAO: Consultancies and services. External and local training. Equipment and material.

COUNTRY: MEXICO

PROJECT TITLE AND NUMBER: Assistance to the African Bee Prevention and Control National Programme TCP/MEX/4505

DURATION: 12 months

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSISTANCE: To establish a national documentation centre for apiculture. To train apiculture technicians and beekeepers. To produce didactic material for beekeepers. To establish an experimental station in Chiapas and Yucatan.

INPUTS PROVIDED BY FAO: Consultancies and services. External and local training. Equipment and material.

CONTINENT: NEAR EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

COUNTRY: EGYPT

PROJECT TITLE AND NUMBER:  Honey Improvement TCP/EGY/4509

DURATION: 12 months

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSISTANCE: To improve honeybees through better management, control of diseases and pests, better queen rearing and artificial insemination techniques.

INPUTS PROVIDED BY FAO: Consultancies and services. External and local training. Equipment and material.

COUNTRY: KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

PROJECT TITLE AND NUMBER:  Assistance Agricultural Development UFTN/SAU/002

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSISTANCE: To improve the production of honey, through training programmes.

INPUTS PROVIDED BY FAO: Consultancies and services. External and local training. Equipment and material.

COUNTRY: LIBYA

PROJECT TITLE AND NUMBER: Strengthening of the Agricultural Research Centre (Apiculture) UFTN/LIB/006

DURATION: 5 years

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSISTANCE: To assist in the preparation of applied agricultural research programmes and to strengthen the efficiency. To provide support for the Library and organization of computer services.

INPUTS PROVIDED BY FAO: Consultancies and services. External and local training. Equipment and material.

COUNTRY:  MOROCCO

PROJECT TITLE AND NUMBER:  Development of Women's’ Apicultural Cooperatives TCP/MOR/6653

DURATION: 18 months

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSISTANCE: To establish 4 demonstration apiaries. To provide training for women for the development of Womens’ Apiculture Cooperatives.

INPUTS PROVIDED BY FAO: Consultancies and services. External and local training. Equipment and material.

COUNTRY:  REGIONAL (Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria)

PROJECT TITLE AND NUMBER:  Improvement of Technical Capabilities in Apiculture Production RAB/84/003

DURATION: 3 years

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSISTANCE: To improve apiculture production and the standard of living of the rural population by introduction of modern methods of production and to establish a framework to train local technicians.

INPUTS PROVIDED BY FAO: Consultancies and services. External and local training. Equipment and material.

COUNTRY:  TURKEY

PROJECT TITLE AND NUMBER: Assistance to Apiculture Development in Erzurum Province TCP/TUR/4505 Forestry and Livestock Training in the Near East Region (Apiculture component) TCP/TUR/6651

DURATION: 12 months

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSISTANCE: To promote technical cooperation among the countries of the Near East Region with training courses in livestock, forestry, including apiculture.

INPUTS PROVIDED BY FAO:  Consultancies and services. External and local training. Equipment and material.