“According to the Apicultural Registry, Ecuador has 1,400 producers (linked to the apicultural sector),” said Agriculture Minister Rubén Flores on June 19.
The State portfolio foresees the elaboration of “provincial, cantonal and parochial maps that will allow to meet their needs”, said Flores before producers, professors and students of the Catholic University in Guayaquil.
In this place, the International Apicultural Tour was held, which will culminate on June 22. The topics discussed since Tuesday June 19 are related to genetics, good practices, health, nutrition, production, innovation, entrepreneurship and derivatives of the hive.
In the country there is a deficit of honey production. There are two bee honey production systems, differentiated by the level of technology used. These are: family production system and semi-technical production system.
Beyond the production of honey, bees play a fundamental role in agricultural production. “Let’s imagine, for a moment, a world where there are no bees; there simply would not be enough supplies to feed the entire population, which would mean greater poverty, more malnutrition and more hunger, “said the Minister. Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Mariuxi Gómez, through social networks explained that “a very important aspect when assessing the importance of pollination is the fact that crops dependent on animal pollination have tripled in recent years.”The official explained that approximately 70% of the most common crops worldwide, which represent 35% of food production, depend partially on pollination by bees so that they can thrive “. Minister Flores explained that “a bee is born to serve others.”
With this simile announced the creation of an agreement that has a legal framework revised and approved by farmers, which was called Andar. He explained that this will be the framework to cover the debt that the State has with the agricultural sector of the country.
During the afternoon the Secretary of State met with agricultural representatives from different sectors. The commitment is “to walk together,” he said, emphasizing that the work is cohesive. (I)