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A total of farmer households were purposively and randomly selected from two sub-counties to respond to a standard questionnaire.
The sample comprised of 50 farmers from each of the two sub-counties. During sampling, 30 beekeepers adopters and 20 non-beekeepers non-adopters were purposively and randomly selected.
Though constrained by lack of equipment, bad weather, pests, lack of credit facilities, poor transport and poor extension services, the farmers do generate income, mainly from beekeeping, banana, tea and coffee.
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|Download the latest report||Enabling environments Introduction Enabling environments for climate-smart agriculture CSA are the framework conditions that facilitate and support the adoption of climate-smart technologies and practices. They include policies, institutional arrangements, stakeholder involvement and gender considerations, infrastructure, insurance schemes, as well as access to weather information and advisory services.|
The major factors affecting the adoption of beekeeping enterprise included fear phobia for bee stingsstarting capital to buy hives and hive equipmentinadequate knowledge and skills, and lack of land on which to set the apiary for the safety of the neighbouring environment. A multiple regression model revealed that adoption index is affected by age of the farmer yearseducation level primary, secondary or tertiaryexperience in beekeeping yearsapiary size number of hivesextension services number of sources of informationand access to credit.
A unit increase in any of these independent valuables had an effect on the adoption index. Farmers training in beekeeping, record keeping, use of modern technologies, control of weather effects and control of bee pests and diseases should be strengthened.
Efforts should be put into empowering the farmers with knowledge and skills, ensuring availability of modern technologies and increasing the beekeepers access to credit facilities.
Adoption index, modern technologies, record keeping Introduction In order to promote diversification in agriculture and reduce poverty in Uganda, beekeeping is one of the major agricultural activities being upheld by the government programmes of poverty alleviation MAAIF It offers a great potential for income generation, poverty alleviation, sustainable use of forest resources and diversifying the export base.
The most important service the honeybees render to mankind is pollination of agricultural and forestry crops FAO ; Commonwealth In contrast with other agricultural projects such as livestock, poultry and fish farming, beekeeping is a relatively low investment venture that can be undertaken by most people women, youths, the disabled and the elderly.
With beekeeping, there is no competition for resources used by other forms of agriculture. Additionally, it is environmentally friendly and can be productive even in semi-arid areas that are unsuitable for other agricultural use FAO There is availability of market for bee products both locally and internationally UEPBand it is important to note that pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries utilize bee products such as honey, royal jelly, beeswax and propolis UEPB In recent years, livestock production with potential application of modern technologies has technically advanced.
However, satisfying the basic needs of the rural people to improve their standards of living is still a challenge despite technological advances Kugonza Beekeeping as an important area of livestock agriculture has not received sufficient attention in the past Matanmi as it does presently.
It has been promoted widely in many countries as a major rural development engine Bees for development Not only does the practice of beekeeping have intrinsic health benefits through providing a food source of great nutritional value which is lacking in rural areas, but also requires few inputs and capitalizes on a ready supply of pollen and nectar from crops they pollinate NET Uganda Beekeeping is emerging as a very successful agricultural practice for rural area based people in less developed countries mainly due to its economic benefits from the products of this practice Kugonza In Uganda, honey, beeswax, propolis, royal jelly and bee venom are the major financial products Kamatarawith pollination as the major biodiversity benefit Delaplane Since food security cannot be achieved without income security, beekeeping could be a useful tool for improving rural economy; however, people are reluctant on taking up this enterprise.
Agricultural research has not given due emphasis to assessment and understanding of modern methods of bee farming especially in developing countries where the scholars and policy makers have not been able to adequately demonstrate the importance of these modern methods to livelihoods. Modern beekeeping can easily be embarked on because investment is low; it does not require large area of land and there is no need for daily care Matanmi Adopting improved technologies and improved management practices would greatly improve the yields and quality of honey Bees for development Even though considerable attention is given in reports and documents to the significance of beekeeping in Uganda, little research and development in beekeeping has been conducted.
Efforts to increase production would require proper assessment of the factors affecting the adoption of beekeeping and associated technologies.
It is this research gap that prompted the curiosity of this study. Materials and methodology Study area This study was conducted in Bushenyi 0o 32'N, 30o 11'Elocated approximately 65km North-west of Mbarara, the largest city in the sub-region; while Kampala, the national capital lies km to the East.
Bushenyi has a great potential in agriculture, as it ranks high amongst the producers of banana and tea; with coffee, cotton and fruits such as pineapples and passion fruits also being important crops in this region. The study was conducted in the two Sub-counties of Bumbaire and Kyamuhunga because of their known high potential in honey production.
Bumbaire is situated in Igara County and is well known for banana production, accounting for a quarter of the districts production. Kyamuhunga boasts of its famous tea production and processing, with almost every household having at least an acre of tea plantation as a common source of income. However, some families also venture into other enterprises like fish farming, dairy farming and beekeeping.
Sample selection and sampling technique A total of farmer households were purposively and randomly selected from two sub-counties to respond to a standard questionnaire. Local Council Leaders actively participated in the selection of representative farmers in the study area.
For beekeepers adoptersactive participation in beekeeping was the main criteria considered in the selection of representative farmer households in the study area. For non-beekeepers non-adoptersfarmers who had never carried out beekeeping were selected. A simple random technique was used where each farmer in the adopter or non-adopter group had equal chances of being selected to represent the population.
Data collection A pre-tested structured questionnaire with close ended and open ended questions was used in collection of primary data.The Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) is a fund created by Act 13 of of the Parliament of the Republic of Namibia with the overall aim of continuing this great legacy by supporting individuals, projects and communities that ensure the sustainable use of natural resources.
A review of the current poultry disease control strategies in smallholder poultry production systems and local poultry populations in Uganda Terence Odoch Amoki and. This inspired us to design extension classes for the dry season (the slower time after the harvest and before the planting season) to lead a small group of motivated farmers through a series of topics, then train these farmers how to train others.
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