Determinants of Beekeepers Participation Decision and Level of Participation on Honey Value Addition: In Case of Masha Woreda Sheka Zone, Southwestern Ethiopia

Metages Belete


This study aimed at identifying determinants of the beekeepers participation decision and extent of participation on honey value addition. The primary data for this study were collected from 147 beekeepers and analyzed using application of appropriate statistical tools. The Tobit model result indicates that the value addition decision and extent is significantly affected by perception of beekeepers towards price of value added honey, cooperative membership of the HH head, HH adult equivalent, extension service, credit access, and distance to the nearest market and education level of the HH head. Therefore, policies promoting farmers access to modern beekeeping technologies, improving extension service, credit and market information access, gender consideration and cooperative development are recommended to improve honey value chain in the study area.

Keywords: value addition, Tobit, level of participation


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