DTIS update
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The civil strife in Yemen has hindered implementation, with all project activities having been delayed. Despite the conflict, the EIF in-country remains intact, with its management in place ready to move forward with project activities whenever an opportunity arises. The EIF continues to support Yemen’s Ministry of Industry and Trade and is implementing targeted sector support to improve trade facilitation and sustainable development.

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The goal of the project is to increase exports by strengthening institutional capacities to formulate and implement national trade strategies and policies.


  • The National Implementation Unit, at the request from the Ministry of Industry and Trade, is developing a training programme on strategic planning for senior officials at the Ministry in order to develop their planning capacity.
  • 200 Ministry employees participated in English language training in 2015.
  • A training center is being established at the Ministry of Industry and Trade building that will make future training more convenient and less expensive. It will include an IT training class, English Language training Center and a lecture hall.
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The goal of this project is to attain sustainable growth in the incomes of small‑scale beekeepers through scaling-up beekeeping, improving honey productivity and quality and increasing the value addition of Yemeni honey. The Shabwah and Al‑Hudaydah Governorates were selected for the project because of their high rural poverty rates and the prevalence of traditional hives in the honey sector.


  • 1,200 beekeepers have been mobilized across four regions in Shabwah Governorate and they received 2,000 modern hives.
  • 1,500 hives have been supplied to beekeeping groups in five districts in Al‑Hudaydah Governate.
  • 450 beekeepers in Al‑Hudaydah have been trained in frame‑hive technology, colony transfer from traditional Yemeni hives into modern frame hives, honey bee disease and pests, pollination services and effect of indiscriminate use of pesticides on honeybee health and preservation of diverse bee forage to improve honey bee health.
  • 12 staff from Tihama Development Authority participated in a training course on honeybee diseases and pest diagnosis in honeybee colonies.
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The objective of this project is to reduce the incidence of bee diseases and pests and safeguard apiculture as a means for income generation. The project is carried out in collaboration with the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology.

One of the main activities will be the establishment of a Center for Bee Diseases and Pests in Hadramut, with four satellite stations in Shabwah, Taizz, Al‑Dhala and Al‑Hudaydah, which are the main honey producing regions. This will improve colony health, increase honey productivity, support pollination services for food security, generate new knowledge regarding bee diseases and pests and enhance market access. The project will attract women, youth, local entrepreneurs and scientists and will facilitate inter‑professional clusters based on innovation systems and effect public and private partnerships.

Mohammed Humaid

Suhul Elias Yahya AL-DHELEY

Augusto Piccagli
Donor Facilitator, Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Yemen