Aquatic Insects Fauna of Meshkin Shahr, Ardabil Province, Northwestern Iran, 2014Shayeghi Mansoreh, Moradi Asl Eslam, Saeidi Zahra, Mozafari Ehssan, Poudat Abbas, Salimi Mojtaba and Vatandoost Hassan*
Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
- *Corresponding Author:
- Vatandoost Hassan
Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control
School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Received date: June 09, 2006; Accepted date: August 18, 2016; Published date: August 25, 2016
Citation: Mansoreh S, Eslam MA, Zahra S, Ehssan M, Abbas P, et al. (2016) Aquatic Insects Fauna of Meshkin Shahr, Ardabil Province, Northwestern Iran, 2014. J Marine Sci Res Dev 6:206. doi:10.4172/2155-9910.1000206
Copyright: © 2016 Mansoreh S et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The study was carried out in Wolaita, Hadya, Dawuro zone and Konta Special Woreda. The study was used household and key informant interview. The objective of the study was assessment of major opportunities and constraints of Honey production in central zones of SNNPR. Availability of ready and eager beekeepers to follow modern technology path way, availability of natural forest with adequate apiculture flora and water resource, availability of natural forest with adequate apiculture flora and water resource, existence of strong bee colony and a number of colonies, diversity and seasonal availability of bee forages and market access are some of opportunities of Honey production in the area. The major constraints of apiculture farming identified in the study districts comprised of lack of technical knowhow of small scale farmer, prevalence of honey bee enemies, lack of improved apiculture equipments, lack of improved honeybee flora, little attention given to apiculture development and technology introduction in the sector, lack of market oriented apiculture farming system and market information problem and others. The remedial measures for listed constraints of apiculture farming in the region recommended includes capacity building of small scale farmers, value chain analysis and value chain development adoption, pre-scaling up of proven apiary technologies and establishment of market oriented farmers apiary cooperatives.