Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) 2003
DTIS update 2015
WTO accession 2014

The civil strife in Yemen has hindered project implementation, with all activities delayed. Despite the conflict, the EIF in-country team remains intact, with management in place ready to move forward with project activities when the 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.

MOU 21/07/09
Budget 931'000
End date 31/05/17

EIF's aim is to increase exports by strengthening institutional capacities to formulate and implement national trade strategies and policies.


  • The EIF National Implementation Unit, at the request of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, is developing a training programme on strategic planning for senior officials at the Ministry in order to enhance 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. It will include an IT class, an English language training center and a lecture hall.
MOU 24/01/13
Budget 1'807'500
End date 31/12/17

EIF is working to achieve sustainable growth in the incomes of 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 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 the 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 on honeybee diseases and pest diagnosis in honeybee colonies.
MOU 18/12/14
Budget 2'362'560
End date 17/12/17

The goal is to reduce the incidence of bee diseases and pests and safeguard apiculture as a means for income generation. The project is working in conjunction 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 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 facilitate interprofessional clusters based on innovation systems, and aims to enhance public and private partnerships.

  • Yemen Window II Project: Strengthening Industrial and Trade Registration Capabilities (2005)

  • Yemen Window II Project: Fruit and Vegetables Export Promotion (2005)

  • Aide Mémoire: Integrated Framework Diagnostic Study - Yemen (2002)

  • Yemen DTIS Action Matrix (2003)

  • Yemen Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) (2003)

  • Yemen Country Profile (2011)

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  • Yemen Annual Progress Report (2013)


Mohammed Humaid

Suhul Elias Yahya AL-DHELEY

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

Saadaldeen Talib
Minister of Industry & Trade - Republic of Yemen

Mohammed A. Al-Maitami
Minister of Industry & Trade - Republic of Yemen