. Beekeeping in FAO policy. Presented at the BEEKEEPING AND DEVELOPMENT: DIVERSITY OF INITIATIVES AND INTEREST FOR A NETWORK International Seminar Organised by Miel Maya Honing (Belgium) and Apiflordev (France), Brussels, Belgium 26/03/2010 by Danilo J. Mejía-Lorío Ph.D
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Beekeeping in FAO policy.
BEEKEEPING AND DEVELOPMENT: DIVERSITY OF INITIATIVES AND INTEREST FOR A NETWORK
International Seminar Organised by Miel Maya Honing (Belgium) and Apiflordev (France),
Danilo J. Mejía-Lorío Ph.D
Agro-Industries and Post-harvest Officer and Focal Point on Apiculture of the Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division, AGS- FAO,
FAO projects and programmes supporting beekeeping development
There are various projects for technical assistance that enable FAO to support member country applications by means of financial contributions provided by other donors agencies
The approach of FAO’s technical assistance projects must focus on supporting and reinforcing sectors related to:
Any project requested to FAO must follow a formal procedure until reaching its consolidation and implementation in the geographic location
Aspects of interest to consider in the structure of the projects include:
The main objectives must be directed at improving:
Potential Sources of Financing of Projects:
Unilateral fiduciary funds (FFU/UTF)
Technical Cooperation Programme of FAO (PCT/TCP)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
The project proposal should be presented by the requesting government to the international agencies
To the UNDP if funds are coming from them
or to the FAO representation (FAOR) along with a previous evaluation of the FAOR
Once the proposal is technically cleared by the respective technical unit:
The field technical operations division (TCO) requests FAO Director General’s approval.
Then FAO forwards this to the donor through the UNDP or FAOR of the country
Project proposals above US$700,000 should be approved by UNDP in New York
...Duration of projects could be five years or more
The projects of the Special Programme for Food Security (SPFS) have a similar proceeding and are applicable in countries classified as Low Income Countries with Food Deficit (LICFD).
Project of the Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) FAO
These projects provide urgent assistance with funds from the Regular Programme of FAO
The budget threshold is US$ 500,000 and maximum duration is 2 years
These projects are managed by the technical cooperation programme of FAO
The TCP Projects include:
Formulation and programming
Assistance for development
Technical Cooperation between countries
TeleFood (TFD) Project
A maximum of six projects can be implemented in each country with a threshold budget of US$ 10,000 for each project
These projects stimulate food production and income generation...
These projects are financed via FAO fund raising initiatives (artistic events highlighting hunger in the world)
The TFD projects include the following categories:
Small livestock production including beneficial insects
Production and enhancing fishing.
Post harvest prevention and food processing
NOTE: In 2006 around 5% of the total TFD PROJECTS WERE ON BEEKEEPING
FAO. 2009. Bees and their role in forest livelihoods, by N. Bradbear, Non-wood forest products No. 19, Rome
FAO. 2006. Honey bee diseases and pests: a practical guide, Agricultural and food engineering report No.4, Rome
FAO. 2003. Beekeeping and sustainable livelihoods, by N. Bradbear, FAO Diversification Booklet No.1, Rome
FAO. 1996. Value-added products from beekeeping, by R. Krell, FAO Agricultural Services Bulletin No. 124, Rome
FAO. 1995. Pollination of cultivated plants in the tropics, by D. W. Roubik, FAO Agricultural Services Bulletin No. 118, Rome
Apart from being a direct donor institution, FAO also contributes by means of its technical assistance in improving the food security and rural development of their member countries.
From its foundation the FAO has implemented innumerable projects in the world and every day it improves his strategies to provide attendance to those who need more attention and where Beekeeping is of relevance.
Wider information can be acquired at the FAO Representation of each member country
FAO shares partnerships with beekeeping organizations like Apimondia and supports others
THANK YOUDanilo J. Mejía-Lorío Ph.DAgro-Industries and Post-harvest Officer and Focal Point on Apiculture of the Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division, AGS- FAO, Rome, Italy.