Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) supports rural development in Somalia

The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) and the South West State of Somalia implemented the “Modern Beekeeping Development Project” in Baidoa in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and of Somalia Irrigation.

Although the best honey is produced in Baidoa in Somalia, traditional methods are used in beekeeping activities in the city.

Under the project, a TİKA specialist provided theoretical and applied training in modern beekeeping to 15 beekeepers and 10 agronomy students for 5 days. The project also included the donation of 150 Turkish-made hives and equipment needed by farmers living in rural areas.

The certificate award ceremony held after the training was attended by Mostafa Ahmad Idow, Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation of Somalia; İlhami Turus, coordinator of TİKA in Mogadishu; and ministry officials.

In his speech at the closing ceremony, Isak Mohamed, an agriculture student, said, “I deepened my knowledge during the training and decided to become a beekeeper.

Beekeeper Abdurisak Yakup said, “I used old-fashioned beehives in my beekeeping activities. Now I have received modern beekeeping training and world-class modern equipment. I am grateful to TİKA.

Distributed by APO Group for the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).

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