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  • Inter-African Phytosanitary Council
    Inter-African Phytosanitary Council
    IAPSC was thus legally part of Organization of African Unity (OAU) and is also known by the initials OAU-STRC-IAPSC.
    Robust Plant Health systems and reduced pest risks contribute to better livelihoods, enhanced trade and biodiversity preservation in Africa.
    To develop, promote and coordinate sustainable Plant Health systems among continental, regional and natioal actors for increased agricultural production and market access.
    Continental Plant Health management systems improved by 2023.

Inaugural Meeting of the African Apiculture Platform (AAP) on Honey Production, Bee Health and Pollination Services Working Groups

10-12 December, 2015; Yaoundé, Cameroon
Different members of working groups across Africa and observers met in Yaounde-Cameroon from 10-12 December 2015, to prepare the T0Rs and work plan for the year 2016. The workshop
was organized by the African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR), in
collaboration with the NEPAD Agency and with support from the European Union and ICIPE.
Dr. Simplice Nouala who represented the Director of AU-IBAR, opened the meeting and
welcomed the participant for both events that “The Expert Consultative Meeting (Works-
hop) to Develop Innovative PPP Models to Promote Improved Management and Sustai-
nability in Fisheries and African Apiculture Platform (AAP) on Honey Production, Bee
Health and Pollination Services Working Groups “.
Participants were divided into 3 working groups :
* Production, Marketing and Technology

* Bee Health
* Pollination Services & Biodiversity conservation
AU-AU-IAPSC comes in Bee Health Before starting the discussion? Dr. Norbert
present the Role composition of the working group as summarized below:
1- The budget of the bee project

2- Why we need bees

3- Importance of bees for pollination

4- Needs to reduce bee diseases, pests and enhance environment.
5- The partners of the bee project
6- The six activity of the project
7- Advocate issues affecting bees
8- Meetings in Nivasha and Harare for selecting the 5 clusters
a- Public sector
b- Private sector
c- Civil society
d- Beekeepers Association Research and training
e- Observers
Then participants were divided into 3 groups and each group started their own discussion
that yielded the below results:
ToR of the Working Groups of the Bee Diseases
1. Update the geographical distribution of diseases and pests of honey bees in Africa
– Consultation of database on diseases and
pests of bees (national and international)
– Harmonization of diagnostic techniques /IE Standards
– Adoption of harmonization document
– Adoption of harmonization document by policymakers
2. Elaboration and / or adoption of the guidelines for the fight and control of diseases and
pests of bees
– Design MSDS for major diseases and pests
of bees
– Identification of the main research themes
to drive in terms of diseases and pests of bees
3. Make an inventory of pesticide use in Africa in order to rationalize their use in agri-
culture and vector control.
– Documentary review of existing reports (Interafrican Phytosanitary Council, etc …)
– Develop and propose a manual of harmonized procedure

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