Focus on Africa’s beekeeping industry at ApiExpo Africa 2018

beekBee farmers across Nigeria target to increase export of honey to EU markets. (Image source: Sloan Poe/Flickr)Apicultural Expo (ApiExpo) is set to be held in Abuja, Nigeria from 25-29 September 2018, focusing on exploring more opportunities for bee farming in the region

With the country preparing to host the conference, Nigerian bee farmers hope to aim to find more potentials to export honey to the international marketplaces, mostly to the European Union.

Speaking with Nigerian Tribune, Ademola Adeshina, chairman of Nigerian Apiculture Platform and the CEO of A and Shine Honey Company, said that the event is expected to unlock Africa’s agricultural sector and enlighten the people about the importance of bee farming to develop the economy.

The event will assemble smallholder farmers and beekeepers to enlighten them on the role of beekeeping as economically viable and as a good source of livelihood income generation. It is also a viable means of increasing food production as the bees effectively pollinate crops.

ApiExpo 2018 is expected to bring together more than 5000 delegates and exhibitors from Africa, the Middle East, Europe, USA and other parts of the world. Through the conferences, exhibitions, B2B meetings, training workshops and educational/technical tours, the event is set to provide a sustainable development agenda for the beekeeping industry in Africa.

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