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Haiti produces about 8,000 ton of honey/year

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Haitian beekeepers produce about 8,000 tonnes of honey per year, said the Ministry of Agriculture at a symposium held Wednesday, October 28 to support the development of the apiculture industry in Haiti.

A symposium was held Wednesday by the Ministry of Agriculture, human resources and natural development (MARDN) the local faculty of agronomy. The purpose of this activity: supporting the development of beekeeping in Haiti.

Haitian beekeepers produce about 8,000 tonnes of honey per year and aspire to produce 12,000. According to agronomist Jean Maurice Dejean, director of animal management at the Ministry of Agriculture has provided these figures, the international community for a new resurgence of interest in the marketing of honey in Haiti.

Organized around the theme "Symposium validation document written about beekeeping, this meeting brought together many sectors involved in honey production in Haiti.

She has questioned the development of beekeeping for better guidance in this growing sector in Haiti.

The development of this document is part of the policy of the General Secretariat of animal production to develop multiple streams of breeding activity in Haiti, such as beekeeping and fish farming.

Indeed, following the symposium corrections will be made, up `before validation, the document drafted by a group composed of all the sectors concerned by the question.

"This document proposes guidelines that can help the development of beekeeping in Haiti. Indeed, suggestions of all participants in this symposium will help to finalize this document, informed the agronomist Jean Maurice Dejean.

Mr. Bazile Oles, beekeeper professional association "Makouta" the department said South ensure that the development of beekeeping contribute to positive change in the economic as environmentally. For, says he, raising much honey can help reforest the country.

For his part, Joseph Camille professional beekeeper Central Plateau of the cooperative "Konbit Sevo, Men ak Kč ansanm 'addresses in the same direction as his colleague. For his part, he believes it necessary to follow up this initiative to promote beekeeping in Haiti.

Attended this workshop to validate the document on the development of beekeeping in Haiti, the Secretary General for Livestock Michel Chancy, director of animal management in the Ministry of Agriculture Jean Maurice Dejean, representatives of several activist in the cooperative breeding of honey throughout the country, representatives of NGOs and other sectors concerned by this document.


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