Presentation on ApiExpo Africa 2018 at the ceremony for handing over of flag by Dr Dooshima KWANGE Dept. Veterinary and Pest Control Services FMARD

Background

 Beekeeping activities are not new

 Renewed impetus from the Government (FMARD and other MDAs) for beekeeping issues

 The 2016 Nigeria Agriculture Roadmap – the Green Alternative

[LABOUR INTENSIVE FAMILY ENTERPRISES (LIFE)]

[ENHANCING FAMILY AND RURAL ENTERPRISES TO GENERATE EMPLOYMENT AND CREATE WEALTH]

[JANUARY 8, 2016] [DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY AND PEST CONTROL SERVICES] [AREA 11, GARKI]

 Interministerial Technical Committee on Honey Production, Bee Health and Pollination Services

 Ministries (FMARD, FMITI, FMOE)

 Parastatals  (NEPC, RMRDC, NVRI, SON, NAFDAC, NAQS)

 Academia

 Private sector (Beekeepers, Associations, Processors etc)

 NGOs

  • Nigeria Apiculture Platform

Some On going Activities

  1. Draft Policy Document
  2. Code of Practice
  3. EU 3rd Country Listing

 

ApiExpo Africa 2018

 Bid process  Defence  of the Bid  Hosting  rights won

What Benefits from ApiExpo Africa 2018 for Nigeria

 Boost in local & International trade – increased GDP

 Diversification of Apiculture Industry – introduction of new and relevant technologies

 Exposure to Global trade platform – increase foreign exchange earnings

 Job creation for smallholder Beekeepers – increase per capita income index

 Development of economies of scale – expanded growth for allied industries; pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, processing, crop production

 Tourism

ApiExpo Africa 2018 Process

Formalising the hosting rights

Consultation meeting with Apitrade Africa  in Abuja

Signing of MoU

Payment of Bid fee of $50,000.00 (by 31st December, 2016)

Formation of the ApiExpo Africa Organizing Committee (AOC)

Accomplishments so far

Consultation meeting with Apitrade Africa in Abuja (10th – 13th November, 2016)

Courtesy visits (FMARD, NEPC, RMRDC, FMITI)

Meeting with the IMTCHB and NAP

Visited proposed sites

*Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) o MoU document vetted by Legal Department o Concurrence and signing by AA o HMA to sign for FMARD on behalf of Nigeria

Formation of the AOC and subcommittees o 17 members and 11 subcommittees proposed

What needs to be done 

Sourcing of bid fee (USD50,000.00)

Formation and inauguration of AOC Development of a work plan  for the ApiExpo 2018 Fund raising for the ApiExpo Africa 2018 and other related activities Streamlining of activities of MDAs for synergy Funding for IMTCHB

Thank you for kind attention

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