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News Date : 22 May, 2024

BUAN PARTICIPATES AT THE REGIONAL APICULTURE SYMPOSIUM


As a University of Agriculture and Natural Resources BUAN recognizes that the Beekeeping industry plays a vital role in rural socio-economic development and environmental conservation by maintaining various ecosystems.

Bees both commercially managed and the wild plays a critical role as pollinators hence their importance in global food production. However, the industry just like any young industry has challenges and in an effort to address challenges in the industry BUAN, Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA), Ministry of Agriculture and other stakeholders held an Apiculture Symposium.
The symposium focused on strengthening efforts to achieve food security and reduce poverty and hunger which is in line with the fourth Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) pillar, which is also in accordance with the aspirations with African Union Agenda 2063 and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  It intended to identify and address the relatively weak performance of beekeeping sector and address the emergence of new concerns, such as climate change, as well as new developments at national, regional and international levels.
The farmers that were part of the symposium said that they enjoyed the symposium as it was very informative for them and they are motivated  to work harder.
As a University of Agriculture and Natural Resources BUAN recognizes that the Beekeeping industry plays a vital role in rural socio-economic development and environmental conservation by maintaining various ecosystems.
Bees both commercially managed and the wild plays a critical role as pollinators hence their importance in global food production. However, the industry just like any young industry has challenges and in an effort to address challenges in the industry BUAN, Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA), Ministry of Agriculture and other stakeholders held an Apiculture Symposium.
The symposium focused on strengthening efforts to achieve food security and reduce poverty and hunger which is in line with the fourth Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) pillar, which is also in accordance with the aspirations with African Union Agenda 2063 and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  It intended to identify and address the relatively weak performance of beekeeping sector and address the emergence of new concerns, such as climate change, as well as new developments at national, regional and international levels.
The farmers that were part of the symposium said that they enjoyed the symposium as it was very informative for them and they are motivated  to work harder.