Wasted potential in the Philippines

I hope Philippine government officials read the following email content from a leading agricultural scientist in Vietnam…

I was surprised when between Vietnam and the Philippine, in general, external conditions are almost similar to each other, but in the beekeeping development they are so far apart. I think, from England to the Philippine, you have seen a great potential for beekeeping development in the Philippine, and that potential is being wasted and your awareness, experience, knowledge and enthusiasm, you want to play intellectual effort and contribution to the development of beekeeping in the Philippines. But I think it is a very difficult task because the Philippine Government and the people are not aware of all the country’s potential for beekeeping development and the importance of beekeeping in the country’s economic development, including honeybee products and pollination of crops. I hope that you will build up a few bee farms, as a model to promote beekeeping in the Philippine development more widely.
In Vietnam nowadays beekeeping industry develop very well. In 2014, we anticipate
total production of honey in Vietnam is about 42 000 metric tones, of which exports about 38,000 metric tons. I think in Vietnam, beekeeping industry is developing well because the farmers in Vietnam recognize economic benefits from beekeeping, also thanks to the support of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Vietnamese Government and good international cooperations.

About Julian

Julian Wright is a British agricultural scientist married to a Philippine teacher, who has a house and some land planted to coconuts and other crops near Dumaguete in the Philippines.
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