Value added product

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Comment transformer la cire d'abeille brute en produits à valeur ajoutée

La cire d'abeille est une cire naturelle produite par les abeilles du genre Apis. Les abeilles ouvrières produisent de la cire qu’elles utilisent principalement pour la construction des rayons et des cellules où les abeilles stockent le miel, et où la reine dépose les œufs. Les rayons structurent le nid des abeilles. La cire d'abeille offre à l'apiculteur la possibilité de générer des revenus supplémentaires provenant de l'extraction et du traitement de la cire en produits à valeur ajoutée. Cette fiche technique explique comment traiter la cire d'abeille en produits à valeur ajoutée. Elle comprend également certaines indications pour l'achat et le stockage de la cire d'abeille, et quelques informations sur la composition de la cire.

How to process the raw beeswax into value added products

Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honey bees of the genus Apis. The worker bees produce wax to use it for comb structural stability, to form cells for honey-storage and larval and pupal comfort and protection within the bee hive. Beeswax offers the opportunity to the beekeeper to generate extra income from the extraction and processing of the wax into added value products. This technology explains how process the bee wax into added value products. It also includes some indications for buying beeswax and storing it and some information about the composition of wax.

How to process raw honeybee pollen into food for humans

Pollen is one of the products of the beehive that the beekeeper can collect to increase his/her income from beekeeping. Pollen is often called the "super food". High performance athletes are quoted as eating pollen because of its high energetic power.
Each pollen grain carries a variety of vitamins, proteins and minerals, making pollen a very important source of nutrients for us. Pollen also contains the 22 essential amino acids that the human body needs every day. This technology explains how to process raw pollen into ready food for humans.

How to collect raw honeybee pollen from the hive

Pollen is collected by the honeybees from the anthers of flowers while they visit them. Pollen is stored in the pollen baskets on the posterior legs of the bees and brought to the hive. To make the pollen stick together, the bees add some saliva and nectar. In the hive, it is stored in the honey combs, and used as food for the bees. Bee pollen is the primary source of protein for the hive. Pollen pellets can be harvested as food for humans because of their rich content in vitamins, proteins and minerals. This technology explains how to collect raw pollen from movable frame hives.

Postharvest handling and utilization of Cactus fruits

Cactus is a plant cultivated in several countries, where it is eaten as it is or processed into different products at household or small scale level. Furthermore, the cactus fruit could be used as a raw material for agri-industrial food processing purposes. This practice provides a description of the post harvest handling for processing the cactus fruits at small scale.

How to process raw propolis into propolis extracts

Propolis or “bee glue” is a resinous mixture that honey bees collect from tree buds and plant resins. Propolis is used by the bees in the hive for its antimicrobial and anti-viral properties. Humans can also benefit from these properties of propolis. Because of its healing power, propolis becomes a very useful (and cheap) tool for the treatment and prevention of many health problems in humans and other animals like, for example, cattle, dogs, cats or birds. Propolis can be used raw or in its extracted form. This technology explains how to process raw propolis into proplis extracts (alcohol, water and oil extracts).

Small Ruminant Rearing - Product Markets, Opportunities and Constraints

This report aims to place the economic context of small ruminant rearing within broader policy and institutional frameworks, and studies the value chains of goat and sheep meat and skin, and sheep wool.

The objective of the report is to establish the macro market picture vis-à-vis small ruminant rearers through analysis and documentation of approaches and practices related to market prospects. In addition, the report identifies opportunities for facilitating access of small-holder livestock owners to more remunerative markets.

The report successfully attempts to construct the value chains of three important products of the small ruminant sector - meat, leather and wool. It also documents grass-root initiatives on small ruminant rearing and their impact on the livelihoods of rearers.

Making Banana Wine at Home

Banana has a long history in Uganda and is a staple food in most communities in which it is grown. It is both a cash and food crop and most of it is consumed by the local market especially by the large populations in Kampala, the capital city. On a daily basis, large trucks of fresh banana are transported from the western region to Kampala due to high demand. Because of the bulky nature and perishability of the fresh banana and the long distance to the market, the margin between farm gate and the Kampala retail price is usually very high, most of the times being beyond 50%. In the western districts, it is common for farmers to discard or feed banana to animals during the pick harvest season due to lack of market. There is urgent need for interventions to add value to banana to overcome these challenges. Value addition can help to reduce bulk, increase shelf life and incomes earned by farmers and other players in the value chain. This document describes a local wine making process used by a farmer group, the Bushenyi Banana Wine Makers Association. The association started with four members in February 2011 and has grown to 12 members in September 2012 all involved in wine making using the procedure described below. The description has been prepared by one member of the farmer group with support of members of the Technologies and Practices for Small Agricultural Producers (TECA) Uganda exchange group.