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Journal of Marine Science: Research & Development
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Research Article

Assessment of Honey Production Constraints and Opportunities in Selected Areas of Southern Nations and Nationalities Regional State, Ethiopia

Zekarias Bassa*, Adissu Jimma, Asrat Tera and Fitsum Tesema

Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Areka Agricultural Research Center, P.O. Box 79 Wolaita, Areka, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author:
Zekarias Bassa
Southern Agricultural Research Institute,
Areka Agricultural Research Center,
P.O. Box 79, Wolaita, Areka,
Ethiopia.
Tel: 251913918474
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251465520502
E-mail:
[email protected], [email protected]

Received Date: June 13, 2016; Accepted Date: August 17, 2016; Published Date: August 26, 2016

Citation: Bassa Z, Jimma A, Tera A, Tesema F (2016) Assessment of Honey Production Constraints and Opportunities in Selected Areas of Southern Nations and Nationalities Regional State, Ethiopia. J Marine Sci Res Dev 6:205. doi:10.4172/2155-9910.1000205

Copyright: © 2016 Bassa Z 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.

Abstract

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

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