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The specialist international beekeeping organisation
The Uganda National Apiculture Development Organisation (TUNADO) is a not-for-profit, private-sector member organisation, serving all Ugandan beekeepers. The Director of TUNADO, Dickson Biryomumaisho and the membership officer of TUNADO, Allon Bomujuni were awarded Commonwealth Professional Fellowships in 2015 and 2016 respectively being hosted by Bees for Development on a programme of professional development. This opportunity gave Dickson and Allon work experience and exposure to better enable them build the beekeeping sector in Uganda and the membership base of TUNADO.
Our vision is to transform the apiculture industry into a vibrant economic enterprise that will contribute to increased income for both rural communities and the nation.
TUNADO is the national apex body responsible for coordinating the beekeeping industry in Uganda. TUNADO represents one million two hundred thousand 1,200,000 beekeepers (UBOS 2016) organised in 264 associations, cooperatives and companies. TUNADO serves her members through the provision of information and advice, organising stakeholders’ platform, market linkages and playing a liaison and advocacy role plus providing a strategic guidance to the sector and building mutually beneficial relationships between apiculture stakeholders in Uganda. Bees for Development has provided guidance for the Board of Directors on governance, advice about the membership structure of the organisation, how to become financially self-sustaining and the need to deliver appropriate and timely services to members based on their needs.
In 2014 TUNADO launched the Simplified Beekeeping Training and Extension Manual and a Standard Operating Procedures tool to promote quality bee products. In 2015 we published our new series of beekeeping training posters and rolled out the use of the farmer led extension model established by BfD in Kamwenge.
TUNADO organises national honey week annually as a platform for members to showcase their products and services. We have also registered a business wing in the names of World of Bees (U) Ltd which will act as a one-stop shopping centre for beekeeping products and equipment in Uganda. This will be launched in 2017.
In terms of institutional strengthening, The Director of TUNADO, Dickson Biryomumaisho was awarded a Commonwealth Professional Fellowship Award in 2015 and was hosted for 12 weeks by Bees for Development on a programme of professional development. This opportunity gave Dickson work experience and exposure to better enable him to build the beekeeping sector in Uganda. in 2016 Bees for Development hosted Allon Bomujuni (Membership Development Officer) on the same programme. We anticipate this opportunity will render him the necessary skills to develop our membership base.