The Apiculture Scale-up Programme for Income and Rural Employment (ASPIRE) aims to contribute to poverty reduction in rural areas of Ethiopia through establishing a dynamic and sustainable apiculture sector.

In consortium with the Ethiopian Apiculture Board, Enclude and ProFound ASPIRE strengthens the capacity of smallholder beekeepers and their cooperatives in 52 woredas of Ethiopia. Building on the results of Business Organisations and Access to Markets (BOAM) project (2008-2012) the project intends to increase the incomes of 30,000 smallholder beekeepers and their families and establish the country as a significant exporter of bees' products, specifically honey, beeswax, pollen and propolis.