The Technical Secretariat of Beekeeping (STA) organized in Bobo-Dioulasso, a training course for producers, processors, and traders of honey and derived products on traceability.
The objective of this training is to strengthen the technical capacities of producers, processors, and traders on the traceability of food products including honey, with a view to improving the hygiene of their products.
Indeed, at the internal level, beekeepers often find themselves with large quantities of honey, not knowing where and how to ensure its flow while other places are in shortage.
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Moreover, production and processing cannot receive the consent of consumers without which all efforts are in vain
In this context, the actors of the three links of honey that are production, processing and marketing must familiarize themselves with the concept of traceability which would make it possible to go back up a circuit in order to find the origin of a problem related to the product, anything which would avoid that the whole products of a unit are not downgraded or withdrawn from the circuit.
As underlined by Issoufou Nana, technical secretary of beekeeping, in terms of production and marketing, the consumer needs to know where this honey comes from, under what conditions it was produced, and what are its qualities so that he can consume it with certainty and pleasantly.
For that, they expect the participants to appropriate the good practices in honey production, processing and marketing and especially to respect the hygienic conditions of production, to identify the critical points when they have problems and to find solutions in relation to the training that will be given to them.
Beyond this training in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce for implementation, according to Issoufou Nana, participants will benefit from field support through the PACAO project which will support beekeepers in production kits (hives and combinations), the acquisition of honey house or processing equipment and even solar energy to be able to transform.
Complying with the international standard
Cyr Appolinaire Zongo, Secretary General of the Burkina Faso Honey Interprofession, reminded the audience that the honey sector is an innovative sector today in Burkina Faso but with more and more actors who are interested and invested in it. In addition, they have products that tend to be marketed outside Burkina and even in European countries. Therefore, it is necessary for the actors to be able to comply with the international standard because quality already exists, but in order to improve further, it is necessary for them to be able to benefit from training in traceability so that products that are competitive can be presented at the international level.
Also, the general secretary of the honey interprofession of Burkina Faso formulated as expectation the continuity, because at the end of this training it is still necessary to organize the actors so that they can enter in a consequent way in the standard, that they can apply the stages of the traceability and also be able to market. In addition, going international to market requires that they can mobilize a certain number of resources, whether human, economic or financial, and also support from the authorities.
In this sense, with the STA as their partner, they intend to continue to solicit financial partners so that they can accompany them in this process. This training is supported by the European Union-funded Programme d’Appui à la Compétitivité de l’Afrique de l’Ouest – Burkina Faso (PACAO-BF) and is implemented by the Burkina Faso Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
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