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Symposium on Research in Beekeeping and Sustainable Development, 28-29 March 2018, Reading, UK

Bees for Development and The Global Development Division of the University of Reading are organizing a Scientific Symposium on Research in Beekeeping and Sustainable Development on 28 and 29 March 2018 at the Whiteknights campus of the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, UK.  This scientific forum will bring together stakeholders to share evidence-based learning about how to effectively advance beekeeping to alleviate poverty.

The purpose of the Symposium is to advance understanding about the intersection of beekeeping research and sustainable development. It will bring together academic researchers with development practitioners to share evidence-based learning about how to effectively advance beekeeping to alleviate poverty.

Beekeeping is being included more and more in development programmes, and practitioners increasingly understand that the success of beekeeping livelihoods depend on poor people's access to markets, and how these markets function. Meanwhile reflections on the dynamics of poverty point to a need to understand how the income earned from honey selling contributes to livelihoods strategies, and whether and how, beekeeping offers a pathway out of poverty.

The changing face of beekeeping in development, and of the challenges confronting bee populations and beekeepers, points to the need for new innovative evidence generation to address practical issues for beekeeping in sustainable development.


Abstracts for presentations and research posters related to the following themes can be submitted until 16 February 2018.

·         Beekeeping and the sustainable development goals, opportunities and trade-offs.

·         The role of beekeeping in poverty reduction and livelihood strategies.

·         Climate change and its impacts - mitigation and adaptation strategies for bees and beekeeping livelihoods.

·         How honey and beeswax markets work for beekeepers, their communities and local economies; accessibility, function, sustainability and relationships.

·         Beekeeping project design and integration into development planning. What success looks like? Targets and indicators for beekeeping development.

·         Value for money in beekeeping projects. Approaches to measuring effective use of resources in relation to impact achieved.

Abstracts should be submitted by 16 February 2018 to info@beesfordevelopment.org

More information can be found here:  http://www.beesfordevelopment.org/events-calendar/symposium-on-research-in-beekeeping-and-sustainable-development/?utm_source=Technical+Bee+Notes&utm_campaign=2a4da93bb3-Technical_BeeNotes_1_23_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3df26754d4-2a4da93bb3-333521637


Event date: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 to Thursday, March 29, 2018
United Kingdom