Lakes State government and UNFAO handed over 500 modern honey production and processing equipment to 10 groups of beekeepers in Wulu County.
Poth Majak, the state minister of agriculture, environment and forestry, appreciated UNFAO for supporting the beekeepers
Majak urged the groups to maintain the donated equipment and asked UNFAO to organize exchange visits so that the groups could visit other states within the country and benchmark.
The official from the UNFAO head office, Hannigton Sebaduka, they are working on having a sector-level market linkage strategy.
“We are working here in the honey and peanut butter and we are very grateful for the support that we are receiving from Norway,” he said.
” We have been working with 300 beekeepers both male and female in 10 groups in the Payams of Makundur, Wulu, Domoloto and Bargel and we are trying to enhance the capacity of beekeepers in Lakes State,” he said.
He said each group is going to take 50 beehives and each group has around 30 beekeepers, 27-30 and that means at least each beekeeper will have a chance to work in a modern beehive.
He said the modern beehives are three times more productive than the traditional beehives.
” We are making sure that the beekeepers get maximum incomes from all the production and all the equipment they are using in beekeeping.”