Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme

Madhu Duniya 2019: The world of honey returns this October!

September 2, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Asia’s largest forest honey and bee conference makes it way to the Philippines!

Madhu Duniya is the largest gathering of Asian forest honey producers, scientists, supporters and private sector players in the world, coming together to discuss growing trends, challenges and opportunities in the forest honey and native bee sector. It is held once every four years in Asia, and the Philippines will host the 2019 edition of the event in October.

The event takes its name from the Sanskrit word “Madhu” (Honey) and the Arabic word “Duniya” (World).

As a regional platform, Madhu Duniya aims to promote forest honey as a crucial product for rural incomes, a key towards forest conservation, and as a vital component to human health around the world and especially in Asia.

Previous iterations of Madhu Duniya held in India (2007), Indonesia (2011), and Cambodia (2015) have been quite successful. It has resulted in the successful formation of forest honey networks in at least five countries, the forging of government partnerships, inspired on-going research on honey for its health and medicinal benefits, and provided links for private sector partners and producers.

The Philippine archipelago is home to various endemic and indigenous species of honey bees. In many parts of the country, indigenous and local communities hunt and gather wild honey for food, medicine and income.

This year, the Philippines will be hosting the 4th Madhu Duniya conference and exhibition in the municipality of Tanay in Rizal province, west of Manila. Hundreds of participants from various sectors will converge on October 21 and 22, 2019  to take part in this much awaited Asian forest honey knowledge exchange. Conference activities include research forums, policy dialogues, product and technology exchange, innovation sessions, and networking. The conference will also feature a whole day field visit on October 23 to Infanta in Quezon province, west of Rizal.

Researchers, academics, students and other interested groups are invited to attend the scientific panel on October 24 at the BSA Twin Towers Ortigas in Pasig City, Metro Manila to listen to and discuss with the foremost experts on Asian forest honey and bees. There will also be a presentation of technical posters to round out the discussions.

Click here to read more about the scientific panel and how to submit your technical poster for presentation.

To cap it all off, we invite everyone to come and visit our exhibit of bee products from all over Asia at SM Megamall beginning October 24 so you can try for yourself just what makes forest honey so special the world over. Aside from exhibits, product demos and workshops, you can also bring your own jars and get your delicious fill at the honey refilling station!

Join Madhu Duniya 2019 Philippines and keep up with the latest trends, developments, technologies, and opportunities for Asian forest honey!

Interested in joining the conference? Just attending the science panel? Fill out the registration form and confirm your slot now! Visit

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(For self-funded participants, until Sept. 30, 2019)

For Days 1-4 (October 21-24)
Php 14,000 (US$275)
* Rate is inclusive of shuttle service from designated point in Quezon City to Tanay, Rizal on Oct. 21 and from Infanta, Quezon to BSA Hotel, Mandaluyong City on Oct. 23, accommodations from Oct. 21-23, conference kit and meals during the event
* Self-funded participants will shoulder own dinner expenses on Oct. 23 and 24.

For Day 4 only (October 24 Scientific Panel)
Php 2,500 (US$50)
* Rate is inclusive of meals during the event, kit and attendance to the scientific panel and exhibition.

You may deposit payment to:

For US Dollar payment:
Account Name: Non Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP)
Account Number: 1994-0637-97  (US Dollar Account)
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM
Name of Bank: Bank of Philippine Island (BPI)
Address of Bank: 114 Kalayaan Avenue Quezon City Philippines

For Philippine Peso payment:
Account Name: Non Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP)
Account Number: 1991-0096-94  (Php Account)
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM
Name of Bank: Bank of Philippine Island (BPI)
Address of Bank: 114 Kalayaan Avenue Quezon City Philippines

Please notify us and send a copy of your deposit slip upon payment to
Reserve/confirm your slot on or before SEPTEMBER 30, 2019.
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