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000032835 037__ $$aICIMOD-BOOK-2017-117
000032835 041__ $$aEnglish
000032835 100__ $$aPartap, U.
000032835 100__ $$aHalder, C. E.
000032835 100__ $$aRema, J.K.
000032835 100__ $$aGurung, K. R.
000032835 100__ $$aTamang, N. B.
000032835 100__ $$aWangchuk, S.
000032835 100__ $$aHussain, E.
000032835 100__ $$aHussain, S.
000032835 245__ $$aPro-Poor Value Chain Development for Apis cerana Honey: Potential Benefits to Smallholder Apis cerana Beekeepers in the Hindu Kush Himalaya
000032835 245__ $$bICIMOD Research Report 2017/3
000032835 262__ $$bECo-Development, Bandarban, Chittagaong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh (CHT)
000032835 262__ $$bRNR RDC, Jakar, Bumthang, Bhutan
000032835 262__ $$bAga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) Chitral, Pakistan
000032835 260__ $$bInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
000032835 260__ $$c2017
000032835 260__ $$aKathmandu, Nepal
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000032835 491__ $$aResearch Report
000032835 491__ $$b2017/3
000032835 508__ $$aBooks and Booklets
000032835 507__ $$aHimalica
000032835 520__ $$aMountain communities of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) have a rich tradition of beekeeping and honey hunting with indigenous honeybee Apis cerana. Honey harvested from these bees is an important source of cash income for households in the mountain areas. <p> <p> The region is rich in floral resources and offers great potential for the production of high quality Apis cerana (Asiatic honeybee) honey. Honey collected from a variety of plant sources in the mountain/hill areas is in great demand, and good quality Apis cerana honey fetches a much higher price than Apis mellifera (European honeybee) honey. <p> <p> ICIMOD, in collaboration with its national partner organizations in the regional member countries including government and non-government organizations, has been working for the development of Apis cerana beekeeping to improve the livelihoods of mountain people. These interventions have helped people enhance their cash income in pilot areas. However, present constraints faced by beekeepers, and future scope for producing natural and pure honey for expanding markets within and outside HKH countries are yet to be understood. <p> <p> Hence, ICIMOD coordinated a series of studies to gain a better understanding of the entire structure of honey value chain, especially Apis cerana honey, in all potential Apis cerana beekeeping districts of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh, southern Bhutan, and the Kalash valley of Chitral district in Pakistan. Primary data was collected by interviewing households engaged in Apis cerana beekeeping and honey traders in each country using pre-tested structured questionnaires and focus group discussions. This was supplemented with secondary data gathered from different published and unpublished sources. <p> <p> This document presents the findings of the studies conducted on value chain analyses of Apis cerana honey in CHT, southern Bhutan, and the Kalash valley, Chitral.
000032835 650__ $$aAgriculture
000032835 650__ $$aFarming systems
000032835 650__ $$aHigh value products and value chains
000032835 650__ $$aHoneybees and pollination
000032835 650__ $$aIndigenous and traditional knowledge
000032835 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000032835 650__ $$aValue chains
000032835 653__ $$aBeekeeping
000032835 655__ $$aBeekeeping
000032835 690__ $$aAgriculture
000032835 690__ $$aFarming systems
000032835 690__ $$aHigh value products and value chains
000032835 690__ $$aHoneybees and pollination
000032835 690__ $$aIndigenous and traditional knowledge
000032835 690__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000032835 690__ $$aValue chains
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