EAB is an apex structure in the apiculture sector with the mandate to coordinate development efforts in the sector. It is a membership organization. Membership will be on a voluntary basis. Members are privileged to receive services provided by the EAB and whatever the benefits going to be designed in future.
Services ready for provision and going to be arranged in the near future are based on the level and type of membership is as under.
- 1. Services of the EAB included in full membership
1. Newsletter (electronic/hardcopy)
2. MSP Proceedings (electronic)
3. API Directory and its updates (hard copy)
4. Participation in sector events with possible discount
5. Entitled to EAB Quality Seal (if requirements are fulfilled)
6. Entitled to participate in Honey Quality Competition
7. Possible financial and technical support for quality competition
8. Participation in Annual General Meeting
9. Privilege to vote / being elected
10. Participation in German Beekeepers Fostership Programme
11. Participation in ASPIRE and other programmes
12. Free consultations in their api-business
- 2.Services of the EAB included in associated membership
- Newsletter (electronic)
- MSP Proceedings (electronic)
3 API Directory and its updates
4. Free consultation in their api-business
- 3. Services on payment to non- members
All services will be available to the non-members on payment basis. However, EAB will provide its services to the actors whom believed are playing positive roles for the improvement of the sector. Rate for each service will be made and announced.
Multi-Stakeholder PlatformEAB organizes multi-stakeholder platforms (MSPs) in collaboration with partners such as SNV/ASPIRE, SNV/GRAD, AGP- AMDe/ACDI-VOCA, Oxfam GB and regional and national government bodiesat two levels. All actors in the honey value chain come together to identify problems in the sector and find ways to solve them, to see opportunities to be utilized, share experiences and create linkages. These forums are also used for dissemination of new research finding and lessons from different events.
Sector Promotion, Marketing and Facilitating Linkages
EAB has targeted activities in sector promotion, sector marketing and facilitating linkages among the different actors in the value chain. EAB participates in different international events in the sector to promote the countrys potential in the honey sector and attract buyers and investors from the international community.
Coordination of efforts of partners
Sector coordination and enhancing collaboration among the actors for better and long lasting results is one of the activities of EAB to ensure moves towards its goals. Collaboration of AGP-AMDe, SNV/ASPIRE, SNV/GRAD, Oxfam GB and other in organizing regional and national MSPs, and AGP-AMDeand SNV/ASPIRE in ApiMondiaparticipation, etc are examples just to mention few.
Knowledge development and sharing
EAB encourages research activities to produce new knowledge, draw lessons from different international events and search out new experiences of actors to document and share to the actors at the grassroots. It uses the MSPs to share and disseminate such knowledge.
Building Regional and International Relations
EAB is also working to expand international relations and collaborations. In collaboration with other potential African countrys similar organizations, EAB established a regional network call ApiTrade Africa, to promote and market the regions potential in the honey sector. Now EAB is working to be member of ApiMondia, International Federation of Beekeepers, EAB serves as member of board of directors in ApiTrade Africa and represents Africa – African Commissioner in ApiMondia through election of one of its executive board members.
EAB has highly experienced professionals. Therefore, it provides consultancy service for new entrant development partners and companies.