Marketing of 70K MT honey can generate Rs 20-25 bn

Karachi, September 12, 2022: Pakistan can enhance its potential to produce 70,000 metric tons of honey from the same harvest by using modern bee keeping gears, training on latest techniques, standardization/certification of the product and intensive marketing.  

It is anticipated that marketing of 70,000 metric tons of honey will generate an income of about Rs 20-25 billion in the national economy and provide about 87,000 green jobs.

Currently, about 10,000 bee-keepers are using 300,000 colonies for producing 7500 metric tons of honey annually.

It is estimated that the existing forest resource will increase to about 5.5 million hectares after addition of new areas being planted/regenerated under TBTTP by FY2022-23.

The available forest resource shall be used by the bee-keepers to produce honey specific to particular flora and shall be branded accordingly.

The NAVTTC will provide training to the selected beekeepers along with technical support, follow-up of on-ground activities and product extraction.

The certified bee-keepers will be provided financial support. The Ministry of Science and Technology is responsible for certifying the honey produced under the programme.

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