PROCLAMATION NO. 660/2009.
A PROCLAMATION TO PROVIDE FOR APICULTURE RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT AND PROTECTION
WHEREAS, it is necessary to promote household and commercial beekeeping development in areas of high apiculture resource potential to realize appropriate contribution of the sub sector in the process of rapid economic development;
WHEREAS, it has become necessary to ensure sustainable contribution of honey products in enhancing production and food security and poverty reduction efforts;
WHEREAS, proper development of apiculture resources require the conservation of the biodiversity of honey bee races and honey source plants;
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 sub article (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia it is hereby proclaimed as follows