The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources (MAFWR) has signed a cooperation agreement with Dar al Atta’a to implement a honey bee breeding project for low-income and social security families.
The agreement was signed by H E Dr Saud bin Hamoud bin Ahmed al Habsi, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources, and Maryam bint Issa al Zedjali, Member of the State Council, and chairperson of Dar al Atta’a.
The project aims to empower women from low-income and social security families and those looking for work opportunities from the governorates of North Batinah, South Batinah and the wilayat of Quriyat in the Governorate of Muscat. The beneficiaries will undergo technical training at the beginning of the apiculture project.
The agreement stipulates that Dar al Atta’a will provide financial support of RO43,000 to the beneficiaries of the project to enable them to start apiaries and to provide support in marketing and promoting products under the Min Beiti (From My home) project marketing umbrella. The ministry will provide all possible support to achieve the goals of the project.
The project is part of Min Beiti supported by Dar al Atta’a.
It aims to economically empower women from low-income and social security families to enter the labour market in projects in the field of producing honey which brings a financial source of income for their families.
Min Beiti implemented by Dar al Atta’a aims to support Omani women to manage their home projects with efficiency.