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Bee keepers call for better prices
Publish Date: Mar 23, 2010
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By Justin Moro

BEE keepers in Kitgum have called for better prices for their honey. The farmers want the Kitgum Women Bee Keepers Association, which buys the honey, to increase the price of unprocessed honey from sh3,000 to sh4,500 per kilogramme.

Caesar Ocan, one of the successful bee farmers in Orom sub-county, said the rise would boost the farmers morale and production.

Simon Peter Ochola, the association’s project officer, assured the farmers that their request would be forwarded to the management for consideration. The association has trained the farmers in the district in bee keeping and provided them with honey harvesting equipment.

The farmers made the appeal during a consultative meeting at the Kitgum District Farm Institute following an exchange visit by 40 bee farmers from Orom and Namukora sub-counties to farmers of Omiya Anyima and Amida sub-counties. This was the second exchange visit by the same group and was organised by the association and AVSI Kitgum office.

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