WELCOME TO EAB (Ethiopian Apiculture Board)

Ethiopian Apiculture Board (EAB) is a Private Public Partnership (PPP) organization to coordinate development activities in the honey sector. It has been launched on February 6, 2009 at the UN Economic Commission for Africa Conference Centre in Addis Ababa.

Eighty six stakeholders participated in the launching meeting and the Minister of Agriculture has accepted to be the Patron of the Board.

EAB is a multi-stakeholder platform that coordinates development efforts within the value chain and promotes collaboration among the different actors in the chain.

The Board is also a platform for public-private partnership where policy issues can be discussed and agreed upon.

Currently the elected chairperson of EAB is from the private sector. The Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Industry and Ministry of Trade are three government bodies which EAB is working with. Government organizationssuch as Standards Authority, Conformity Assessment Enterpriseand Investment Agency are important partners in the sector and market development process.

The Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), GIZ/SLM and AGP-AMDe are major partners supporting the institutional development of the EAB and its important development projects.