Beekeeping is environmentally and economically important farming
that has been practiced in Ethiopia since time of immemorial.
Recently, the Government and NGOs are trying to use it as a tool
for poverty alleviation by providing modern beekeeping equipment.
Therefore, this manuscript has explored the challenges and
opportunities for promoting beekeeping in the highlands, midlands
and lowland Agro-ecological zones (AEZ) of Northern Ethiopia. To do
so, 120 beekeepers and 120 colony market actors were interviewed.
Personal observations based on professional expertise were held at
different apiaries and colony market centres. The results show that
Traditional and modern beekeeping in the highlands, midlands and
lowlands differ in many aspects. Although the district is suitable
for beekeeping, many constraints are facing including application
of chemicals, absconding, high prices of colonies and honey
adulteration. In spite of its valuable contribution, colony
marketing has been neglected. Hence, promotion of beekeeping should
be based on the specific production system in each AEZ. Skill of
beekeepers should be improved to improve queen rearing, colony
marketing and honey yield.
Lap Lambert Academic Publishing
|Country of origin:
Teweldemedhn Gebretinsae Hailu
• Yayneshet Tesfay
||229 x 152 x 9mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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