WORLD BEE DAY

 

World Bee Day
20 May 2022

 

Join us for the virtual event

Friday, 20 May 2022

13:00–14:30 CEST

 

Please register here

 

Bee Engaged

Celebrating the diversity of bees and

beekeeping systems

 

 

Beekeeping is a widespread and global activity, with millions of beekeepers depending on bees for their livelihoods and well-being. Bees provide humans with valuable hive products (such as honey, wax, propolis, pollen and royal jelly) and ecosystem services, including pollination, apitherapy and apitourism. They also can play important economic, cultural and social roles. Together with wild pollinators, bees play a major role in maintaining biodiversity, ensuring the survival and reproduction of many plants, supporting forest regeneration, promoting sustainability and adaptation to climate change, improving the quantity and quality of agricultural productions.

 

On 20 May 2022, FAO will celebrate World Bee Day through a virtual event, featuring bee and pollinator experts and practitioners from across the world. The event will raise awareness on the importance of the wide variety of bees and sustainable beekeeping systems, the threats and challenges they face and their contribution to livelihoods and agrifood systems. Now is a time to re-think how we can support bees and the livelihoods and systems they, in turn, support.

The agenda for the event is available here

Interpretation will be available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.

 

To access a range of World Bee Day communication and social media material:

Posters, virtual background 👉 bit.ly/3LbYEgh 

Trello 👉 bit.ly/3l5W2WL

 

For more information, log on to www.fao.org/world-bee-day or contact us at: World-Bee-Day@fao.org

 

 

The event is organized by FAO with the support of
Apimondia and Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale Lazio e Toscana

 

 

 


 
 

Postponing of Farmers Consultation

PRESS RELEASE

The Farmers Consultation that was to be held tomorrow with the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs, Hon. Samantha Marshall has been postponed.

The Consultation will now take place Thursday 12 May 2022 at the Multipurpose Cultural Centre at 5pm. All farmers are invited, as the discussion focus will be on the Agriculture Sector 2022 and beyond.

Ministry of Agriculture Farmers Consultation with Minister Marshall

  Please note that this event commence from 4:00 p.m.

Ministry of Agriculture Farmers Consultation with Minister Marshall

  Please note that this event will commence from 4:00 p.m. 

‘Building Effective Resilience for Human Security in Caribbean Countries: The Imperative of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in a Strengthened Agriculture Sector

You are invited to join us for a special panel discussion on the Human Security Approach, Policy and Small and Women Farmers in the Eastern Caribbean, scheduled for 8 April 2022 at 10am on uwitv.org

Joining us for this discussion on policy implications in support of the agriculture sector and sustainable livelihoods for small and women farmers are:

  • Hon Ryan Straughn (Barbados)
  • Hon Samantha Marshall (Antigua and Barbuda)
  • Hon. Virginia Albert Poyotte (Saint Lucia)
  • Hon Peter David (Grenada)
  • Remarks will also be delivered by UNDP Resident Representative, Valerie Cliff and UN Women Representative, Tonni Ann Brodber.

 

This panel discussion is coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), as part of the joint programme ‘Building Effective Resilience for Human Security in Caribbean Countries: The Imperative of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in a Strengthened Agriculture Sector’ being implemented by UNDP, UN Women, FAO and ILO. The first of two panel discussions was hosted 25 February, where regional farmers and farming NGOs discussed the issues impacting them and policy implications: Please also see video: https://www.facebook.com/UWITV/videos/383357933164475/?flite=scwspnss

 

Please also see video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lerq8576i76b06g/Small%20Farmers%20in%20The%20Eastern%20Caribbean%20-v8.mp4?dl=0

Praedial Larceny Notice

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICE:

 

Praedial Larceny is one of the single most discouraging aspects of agriculture and has become a disincentive to investment in the sector and a threat to livelihoods in farming over the years.

The Agricultural Extension Division has arranged with the Commissioner of the Antigua and Barbuda Royal Police Force to address the issue.

It is envisaged that this meeting could greatly assist in facilitating dialogue and consensus building on this issue that has negatively impacted farming communities.

This meeting will take place on Wednesday 13th April 2022, at 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Multi- Purpose Cultural Centre.

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