Status of pollination business
While the knowledge on the importance of bees as pollinators exists in Ethiopia, there is no pollination business (pers. communication with Holeta Bee Research Center). In Indonesia also no pollination business exists. According to local scientists (Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia), many farmers do not believe in the importance of bees as pollinators and further think that bees harm their crops. In a consequence, scientific studies and the support of NGOs and GOs are from great interest to dam prejudices against honey bees.
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