WHAT IS NIGERIAN APICULTURE PLATFORM

 
Nigerian Apiculture Platform is an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in conjunction with The African Union Inter-Bureau for Animal Resources with the primary objective of increasing bee-product and pollination services through reduced incidence of bee disease and pests, enhanced market access, and bee health institutional environment.

 

The overall objective of the platform is to enhance contribution of bees and other pollinators to food security and improve livelihoods in Nigeria.

 

It is anticipated that the Nigerian Apiculture platform will strengthen end users at community level to improve the control of pollinator disease and pests, develop a Nigerian policy frame work for apiculture and use of bee hives product for rural livelihoods.

 
HOW DOES THE PLATFORM PLAN TO ACHIEVE ITS PRIMARY OBJECTIVE?

  • Creation of Bee health facilities for innovative technologies and provision of pest risk analysis base lines and bench marks.
  • Validated bee disease and pest management modules with efficient field-based diagnostic tools.
  • Create awareness on the honeybee health and conducive environment for enhanced bee disease control, access to markets, and consumer safety.
  • Promote and enhance capacity of bee keepers/farmer’s associations in Nigeria on the bee health management systems and policy options.
  • Build consensus on the integration of investments into productive bee health infrastructure, bee biodiversity conservation and human and institutional capital, in a way that reduces pressure on the crops and forest pollination services
  • Establish/strengthen Members states producers’ organization for input supply management and cooperative marketing

 
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NAP GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

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SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

Nigerian Apiculture Platform is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, African Union Inter-Bureau for Animal Resources. See list of sponsors.Read more

PROJECT JUSTIFICATION

In Nigeria, and across the world, bees are crucial to agriculture, the environment and livelihoods.This is why the Federal Government of Nigeria considered it necessary to embark…Read more

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Nigeria Apiculture Platform Certificate of Incorporation

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