Guidelines for “Technical and Poster Papers” to be submitted to ApiExpo Africa 2018,
Abuja – Nigeria Tuesday 25th – Saturday 29th September 2018
Technical papers will be orally presented in 20 minutes, while poster papers will be printed and displayed in a designated area where the authors will make 5 minutes oral presentations. Both types of papers will be presented from the following thematic areas, although related topics may also be accepted:
- Commercial beekeeping initiatives and its impacts (case studies on different communities)
- Value addition practices and techniques suitable for beekeepers in Africa
- Developing competencies among SMES targeting the export markets
- Products, technologies and productivity issues of beekeeping
- Inclusive business and inclusive market models suitable for commercial beekeeping and honey trade in Africa
- The grey areas in beekeeping in Africa : pollination and apitherapy and their future.
- Intra-African trade in honeybee inputs and bee products
- Threats to African bees and beekeeping
- Beekeeping for livelihoods and employment in Africa
- Beekeeping as an alternative or secondary enterprise among marginalised communities, including women, youth, persons with disabilities
- Beekeeping and honey trade for arid and semi-arid areas in Africa
- Challenges of beekeeping and honey trade among smallholder beekeepers and SMES in Africa
Selected papers will be published in a special publication; The African Honey Magazine, before and after the event! Deadline for paper submission is June 30th 2018 at 5:00 pm Local Time (Nigeria).
In order for the paper to get accepted, it should respect the following requirements:
- The paper has to be written in English.
- Use MS Word for the main document and power point presentation (for the summary to be presented).
- The paper should not exceed 4 pages (2,500 words).
- The text (including tables) should be single-spaced; left and right justified and typed using a 12-point Times New Roman font. The text should be typeset on A4 and a 3.5 cm margin on left side of the page is desirable, while all other sides may be kept to 2.5 cm. Separate paragraphs by a blank line and do not indent at the beginning of paragraphs.
- Use italics for names of species (e.g. Homo sapiens), and Latin expressions (e.g. et al. and ad lib).
- The title should be upper case and bold. Include the names of all authors / presenters. The email address of the leading presenter / author should be given.
- Tables and Figures: please submit high quality figures, photos and tables that are clearly legible. Poor quality figures will not be redrawn.
- Before submitting the paper, please have a look at the print out of the document: Please make sure that the graphs are readable and the fonts are not too small.
Give the file the name: Name_ApiExpo_Africa_2018.doc (e.g. Ngozi_Adichie_ApiExpo_Africa_2018.doc)
For research-based papers, the structure should be as follows:
Abstract (brief summary of a the paper)
Introduction (description of the project / activity)
Methods and materials (where applicable)
Figures and tables (where applicable)
Results and Conclusions (in practical terms)
References (Please reference all sources, whether they are published articles, books, or other material such as project reports or websites).
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