Beekeeping in Ethiopia: icipe-EU partnership

The number of Ethiopian farmers using modern beekeeping technologies introduced by the International Centre of Insect Physiology (icipe), has increased eight-fold over the past seven years, from just 120 in 2011 to 900 by end of 2017. Significantly, more than one third of these farmers are women, in a country where beekeeping is traditionally considered a male-only occupation.

icipe’s beekeeping activities in Ethiopia are supported by the European Union (EU), Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development, Switzerland, and the Mastercard Foundation.