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Type: Journal article
Title: Socio-economic analysis of beekeeping enterprise in communities adjacent to Kalinzu forest, Western Uganda
Other Titles: Socio-economic analysis of beekeeping enterprises in Western Uganda
Author: Kalanzi, F.
Nansereko, S.
Buyinza, J.
Kiwuso, P.
Turinayo, Y.
Mwanja, C.
Niyibizi, G.
Ongerep, S.
Sekatuba, J.
Mujuni, D.
Citation: International Journal of Research on Land-use Sustainability, 2015; 2(1):81-90
Publisher: Centre for Research on Land-use Sustainability
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 2200-5978
Editor: Rahman, S.
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Fred Kalanzi, Susan Nansereko, Joel Buyinza, Peter Kiwuso, Yonah Turinayo, Christine Mwanja, George Niyibizi, Samuel Ongerep, Jude Sekatuba, Denis Mujuni
Abstract: Uganda has a very high potential for beekeeping given its floral diversity. This potential has not been fully exploited due to highly traditional production systems and limited apicultural research. This study, conducted in May 2014, was based on a survey of 60 beekeepers in areas adjacent to Kalinzu forest. The study employed a logistic regression model to assess the factors that influence the adoption of improved beehives. The study also analysed the local honey value chain to ascertain specific constraints affecting beekeeping in the study area. Results showed that education and training in beekeeping were the major factors influencing adoption of improved beehives. The honey value chain was dominated by beekeepers, middlemen and commercial processors. Pests, lack of equipment, low prices for bee products and farm sprays were the main factors affecting honey producers. Middlemen were constrained by high costs of transport, low quantities of honey collected and non-cash payments by buyers. Commercial processors were faced with honey adulteration, expensive equipment and unreliable honey supply. Commercialisation efforts should therefore focus on specialised trainings that overcome the constraints identified in the value chain.
Keywords: Adoption; bees; beehives; apiculture; honey value chain
Rights: Copyright © 2015. Content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI.
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2647.4329
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