MARKETABLE SUPPLY OF HONEY: EVIDENCE FROM FARMERS HOUSEHOLDS IN ETHIOPIA


Abstract

Identifying determinants of honey market supply in smallholder producers were the objective of the study.
Both primary and secondary data were collected. A total of 150 honey producer households were selected randomly from honey producer households and data were collected by individual interviews using a pre-tested structured questionnaire and a focus group discussion. Secondary data were collected from published and unpublished sources. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and multiple linear regression models. The model result revealed that beekeeping experience, training participation, colony number, frequency of
extension contact and types of beehive owned significantly affect the volume of the honey marketed. The study highlights the importance of providing training, arranging field days and creating a forum for experience sharing, providing of a modern hive and giving good extension services.

Keywords

Abuna Gindeberet; honey; market supply; multiple regressions; smallholder producer

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Borena, B., Mitiku, F., & Hailu, C. (2022). MARKETABLE SUPPLY OF HONEY: EVIDENCE FROM FARMERS HOUSEHOLDS IN ETHIOPIA. Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development, 64(2), 161–168. https://doi.org/10.17306/J.JARD.2022.01525

Besha Teresa Borena  beshatrs75@gmail.com
Kebri Dehar University, Ethiopia  Ethiopia
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6098-2294
Fikadu Mitiku 
Jimma University, Ethiopia  Ethiopia
Chala Hailu 
Ambo University, Ethiopia  Ethiopia


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