This strategy seeks to develop and promote the export of apiculture products from
Uganda. It highlights the needs and interests of all the stakeholders with the primary
aim of promoting trade in apiculture products, giving priority to the export markets
especially the EU, one of Uganda’s leading export markets.
Honey, the major apiculture product is produced in nearly all countries of the world.
Total world production in 2003 was estimated at 1,200,000 MT per annum, valued at
US$ 452 million. However, only about 400,000 MT of the honey is traded in the export
market annually, implying a dominance of domestic markets within the producing
countries (about 67%). The major importers of honey are EU (150,000 MT p.a), USA
(100,000 MT p.a), and Japan (50,000 MT p.a).