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The Board is the legal body representing the sector, promoting and safeguarding its interests. It is a multi-stakeholder platform that will coordinate development efforts within the value chain and promote collaboration among the different actors in the chain. The Board is seen as a platform for public-private partnership, where policy issues can be discussed and agreed upon.

The Ministry of Agriculture is Patron to the Board.

The major objectives of the Board are

  • To contribute to the increase in production and productivity
  • Development of domestic and export market
  • To ensure quality and safety production
  • To advocate and lobbying of sector specific policies, laws and guidelines and creating an enabling environment for the development of the sector.
  • In order to be able to discharge its responsibility, the Board came to hire Local Capacity Builder to establish management system for the Board Office and mobilize resources, through a financial assistance from SNV BOAM program.

    EAB forwarded small project to CDE in Nairobi, which is EU based organization and fund for some activities was released. The activities encompassed in the project are

  • Recruitment of local capacity builder (LCB)/manager for the country office
  • Participation in world’s great organic event in Germany to promote our products and learn new skills, knowledge and technologies in the sector and establish new market linkages
  • Development of web site for EAB to facilitate communication and other promotional activities
  • Assessing major problems in the sector and presenting for the stakeholders to learn from
  • To carry out experience sharing with beekeeping societies of England and Ireland
  • APIEXPO AFRICA 2012, "Beekeeping for Food Security and Combating Climate Change”. Scheduled to take place between 26 & 30 Sept, 2012, at the Millennium Hall, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Share on Facebook