Agriculture Ministry to Distribute 1m Hives to Bolster Honey Production

Feb 26 , 2022


Officials at the Ministry of Agriculture are preparing to distribute one million modern hives to beekeepers and apiaries in a bid to improve ailing honey and wax productivity. They estimate the country has the capacity to produce 500,000tn of honey and 50,000tn of wax annually, though actual production lags at less than 15pc. Last year saw the production of 129,000tn of honey and 6,300tn of wax, according to data from the Ministry. The honey processing industry is a component of a national programme for quality infrastructure development kicked off in 2017 with 50 million dollars in funding from the World Bank. Other industries included in the quality improvement programme are textiles, leather and horticulture. There are an estimated 1.8 million people involved in the honey and beekeeping industries.


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