Ministry of Agriculture in South Africa: Support beekeeping and honey industry

South Africa
Published Mar 22, 2023

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Minister Thoko Didiza called for increased support for the beekeeping industry in Africa, highlighting its potential to uplift rural communities and boost economies. She was a keynote speaker at th…

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The African Regional Apimondia Symposium held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC in Durban, came to a close today after three days of intense discussions and idea-sharing. The event, which was aimed at uplifting beekeeping and honey processing in the continent, was attended by stakeholders in the industry from across Africa. Thoko Didiza, minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, delivered the keynote address at the symposium. She commended the Apimondia initiative and expressed her optimism that the beekeeping sector, if given the necessary support, could transform the livelihoods of rural communities and help grow the rural economies. The minister urged the scientific community to share their research papers and knowledge to diversify opportunities in the beekeeping sector. “We will be glad to see honey and honey products being part of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area initiative, and we commit as the department of agriculture, land reform and rural ...
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