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The Honey Industry in Burkina Employs Over 16,000 People

According to the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Resources and Fisheries, Dr. Delwendé Innocent Kiba, represented by his secretary-general Victor Bonogo, bees contribute to the national economy of Burkina Faso with nearly $4.9 million (3 billion CFA francs) per year. The honey industry is, therefore, a sector with high potential for job creation in Burkina Faso.

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Burkina Faso commemorated the world bee day from June 3rd to 5th, 2022 at CENASA, in Ouagadougou, with various activities on the program. This year, the fifth celebration of the day dedicated to bees has had a particular cachet in the country. It was coupled with the 72 hours of promotion of honey and takes the name of “World Bees Day and honey promotional days.

The 20th of May of every year is celebrated as the international day of bees. Established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2017, this day aims to promote bees that make a real contribution to food security and the preservation of biodiversity. This year, the theme chosen for the occasion is: “Let’s fly to the rescue of bees-celebrate the diversity of bees and beekeeping systems”.

On this occasion, the beekeepers, through the voice of the president of the Interprofession Honey (IP), Désiré Yaméogo, launch a heartfelt appeal to their supervisory ministry to obtain the receipt of their interprofession: “We have been able to obtain communal, provincial, regional and national recognition. We have only the receipt of the interprofession” he lamented.

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The honey industry is a sector with high potential for job creation in Burkina Faso.

Indeed, the PF hopes this recognition could make it an official member of APIMONDIA whose next assembly will be held in Istanbul from August 20-24. For him, the commemoration dedicated to the bee is an opportunity to reflect on the theme of the year “to find ways and means for the sustainability of bees and the honey sector in general” Mr. Yaméogo did not fail to thank his financial and technical partners who support their activities. “Honey is doing well in Burkina Faso and as a proof, it is cited among the first 10 promising sectors” he said.

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According to the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Resources and Fisheries, Dr. Delwendé Innocent Kiba, represented by his secretary-general Victor Bonogo, bees contribute to the national economy of Burkina Faso with nearly $4.9 million (3 billion CFA francs) per year. The honey industry is, therefore, a sector with high potential for job creation in Burkina Faso.

The Minister recalled that Burkina Faso has become an exporter of honey to European countries. And for him, this opening must be an opportunity for the actors of the honey sector to increase and improve their production. “I mark the full availability of the department to support you in your efforts to promote beekeeping in Burkina Faso,” he said.

Nationally, the number of beekeepers in Burkina Faso is 16,000, 28% of whom are women, according to the census of beekeepers, conducted in 2018 by the technical secretariat of beekeeping.
Note that the commemorative activities take place from 3rd to 5th June 2022 at CENASA.

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