Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme

Program of Activities for Madhu Duniya 2019

October 4, 2019

This is the official program of activities for Madhu Duniya 2019 Philippines. Read below to find out what’s in store for Asia’s largest forest honey and bee conference:

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Program for Madhu Duniya 2019

Conservation and Characterization: Asian Bees Unique and Threatened

October 21, 2019

Day 1: Country Context and Characterization

Momarco Forest Cove and Hotel, Tanay, Rizal

8:00 a.m.

Registration

8:30 a.m.

Opening program: opening remarks from the local government

and from NTFP-EP

9:00 a.m.

Introductions and visual history of Madhu Duniya

9:20 a.m.

Country updates from remaining country representatives

10:40 a.m.

COFFEE/TEA BREAK

11:00 a.m.

Presentation on the Forest Harvest Collective Mark (FHCM)

12:00 p.m.

LUNCH

 

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Viewing and discussion of products and mini-exhibition prepared by participants

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Moderated session on Honey Markets: Chin-chin Uy (Fresh Start), PT UKMI and Emil Kleden (MAHARES, Flores Indonesia)

3:00-3:45 p.m.

COFFEE/TEA BREAK

3:45-4:00 p.m.

One method of honey characterization: An interactive process on Organoleptic testing of honey

 

Nola Andaya, NTFP-EP Asia

4:00-5:00 p.m.

What is characterization of honey through pollen analysis? Introducing microbial and physic-chemical testing, actual pollen analysis of available honeys

 

Dr. Shiny Mariam Rehel, Keystone Foundation

Evert Jan Robberts, Sinacaban Ecofarm

5:00- 5:30 p.m.

Towards a South-Southeast Asian-wide Characterization study: Compiling a pollen atlas characterization of Apis dorsata honey to contribute to authentication and quality improvements

 

Crissy Guerrero, Nola Andaya, NTFP-EP Asia

Dr. Shiny Mariam Rehel, Keystone Foundation

6:30 p.m.

DINNER

 

 

 

 

 

October 22, 2019

Day 2: Conservation and Workshops

Momarco Forest Cove and Hotel, Tanay, Rizal

8:30-10:00 a.m.

Conservation threats of Apis dorsata bees, community measures to protect Asian bee species

 

Dr. Denise Margaret Matias, ZEF Bonn and ISOE Frankfurt (Germany)

10:00-10:30 a.m.

COFFEE/TEA BREAK

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Reflections on community harvest protocols: accomplishments and challenges
Presentation of ASEAN draft honey protocols

 

NTFP-EP Asia, NTFP-EP Philippines, Jaringan Madu Hutan Indonesia (JMHI)

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

How to make community harvest protocols more effective?

How to make community organizations stronger to address issues of traders, poaching, and other organizational issues?

12:30-1:30 p.m.

LUNCH

 

SIMULTANEOUS SESSIONS

1:30 p.m.

Beekeeping – i. Apis cerana special session, improving the hive, production, queen management, maintaining the brood/non-destructive practices

 

Robert Leo, Keystone Foundation

Dr. Phung Huu Chinh, MBDC

Understanding crystallization

 

 

 

 

Jérôme Vandame, bee expert, France (via Skype ) and

Evert Jans Robberts

2:45 p.m.

COFFEE/TEA BREAK

3:00 p.m.

Understanding better the stingless bee, curative factors, propolis extraction and marketing

 

 

Dr. Cleofas Cervancia, Professor Emeritus, University of the Philippines Los Baños

Value Addition

Learning to make value added honey and bee products: honey wine, honey vinegar, honey infused with herbs, cacao mixed with honey, and creamed honey

Analou Suan and

Evert Jan Robberts

Sinacaban Ecofarm

4:30 p.m.

Report back from all sessions

5:00 p.m.

Preparing for the field trip

5:30 p.m.

Synthesis and conclusions

6:00 p.m.

DINNER AND CULTURAL NIGHT

 

 

October 23, 2019

Day 3: Field Exposure and Planning Sessions

Infanta, Quezon

6:30-9:00 a.m.

Travel from Tanay, Rizal to Infanta, Quezon

9:00-10:30 a.m.

Formal program with local government and local producer group

Visit to the honey processing facility

 

NTFP-EP Philippines

10:30-10:50 a.m.

COFFEE/TEA BREAK

10:50-12:20 p.m.

Understanding the honey processing center
Question and answer portion, recommendations

12:30-1:30 p.m.

LUNCH

1:30 p.m.

Short term and long term planning

3:00 p.m.

Travel from Infanta, Quezon to BSA Twin Towers Hotel, Metro Manila

6:30 p.m.

DINNER

Open program and preparation for science panel and mall exhibit

 

October 24, 2019

Day 4: Scientific Panel and Exhibition

BSA Twin Towers

8:30 a.m.

Ceremonial introduction and welcoming remarks

 

Dr. Ramon Razal, Director of National Research Institute of the Philippines

8:45 a.m.

Introduction of the science panel

 

Femy Pinto, Executive Director, NTFP-EP Asia

Panel 1:

Changing Landscapes and Conditions for Asian Bees: Community Responses

9:00 a.m.

Management and Conservation of Philippine Bees

 

Dr. Cleofas Cervancia, Professor Emeritus, University of the Philippines Los Baños

9:20 a.m.

Thinking beyond Western Commercial Honey Bee Hives: Towards Improved Conservation of Honey Bee Diversity and

Mapping Giant Honey Bee Nests in Palawan, Philippines through a Trans-disciplinary Approach

 

Dr. Denise Margaret Matias, ZEF Bonn and ISOE Frankfurt (Germany)

9:50 a.m.

Question and answer

10:10 a.m.

Official viewing of technical posters

10:45 a.m.

COFFEE/TEA BREAK

Panel 2

Science and Asian Bees: Understanding Unique Characteristics

11:05 a.m.

Mellisopalynological analysis of Apis dorsata from Coonoor and Kotagiri region, India

 

Dr. Shiny Mariam Rehel, Keystone Foundation, India

11:25 a.m.

Phenolic Acid and Flavonoid Composition of Malaysian Honeys

 

Prof Gan Siew Hua, Monash University Malaysia

11:45 a.m.

Pharmacological Study of Forest Honey from Sumbawa Forest Honey, Indonesia

 

Dr. Rita Kartikasari, Professor, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

12:05 p.m.

Question and answer

12:25 p.m.

Summary and synthesis/closing

 

Ruth Canlas, Executive Director, NTFP-EP Philippines

12:45 p.m.

LUNCH

2:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to join the opening of the Honey Exhibit in

partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

Sikat Pinoy event at SM Megamall (short walk to the venue)

2:30 p.m.

Honey Exhibit program

 

 

 

*Program is indicative and is subject to change.

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