The France Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is delighted to announce that Les Compagnons du Miel beekeepers’ cooperative has joined the Pavilion as a Thematic Sponsor. In Dubai, Les Compagnons du Miel will showcase the beekeeping sector’s vital importance for regional biodiversity, working via a cooperative model unlike any other in France.
The Dubai World Expo will be the biggest global gathering of 2021, and the role of the France Pavilion at the event is to promote French businesses, talent, ideas and assets to the world. France is setting out to position itself as an international driving force for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the UN and for rebuilding a world after the pandemic.
As such, the Pavilion will shine a spotlight on initiatives and innovations with the power to address the challenges of economic, social, ecological and cultural transformation in our society. From 1 to 14 October 2021, the France Pavilion will dedicate its entire event schedule to the theme of preserving and restoring biodiversity.
Erik Linquier, Commissioner General for France at Expo 2020 Dubai, and CEO of COFREX, said: “At Expo 2020 Dubai, France will be particularly focusing on the theme of biodiversity, and the urgent need to agree upon collective and coordinated efforts at local, national and international levels in order to halt its destruction. In this context, the partnership with Les Compagnons du Miel is a natural choice: the organisation is a French cooperative certified with the ‘Agri-éthique’ (Ethical Agriculture) label, and a fair-trade business offering premium-quality honey with 100% traceable origins, while also working to foster closer links between producers and consumers.
“Moreover, bringing the cooperative on board for this international event is testament to our determination to mobilise the full range of our national talents in order to provide a truly collective response to our environmental needs.”
Les Compagnons du Miel represents 129 beekeepers in France carrying the ‘Agri-éthique’ (Ethical Agriculture) certification and is a French fair-trade business. With members spread across the whole of France, Les Compagnons du Miel produces kinds of honey that reflect the unique attributes of their local environments. This allows consumers to explore the many varieties of honey available while also helping new generations understand the importance of beekeeping.