Factors Affecting Adoption of Modern Beehive in Saese Tsaeda District of Tigray Ethiopia

Tadele adisu hailesselassi


This paper evaluates factors that determine adoption of modern hive technology using primary data of 250 households collected in 2015 from four kebelas in Saese’e tsa’eda emba woreda of Tigray, Ethiopia. Both descriptive and econometric methods employed to analyze the demographic, socioeconomic and institutional factors affecting beekeeping households’ decisions. Determinant factors of adoption of modern hive were analyzed using logit model. According to the result of descriptive econometric analysis, the difference between adopters and non-adopters in terms of educational level of household head, labor availability in the household, access to extension service, land tenure and access to loan service were statistically significant.

Keywords: Logit, Descriptive analysis, modern hive, adoption,

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ISSN (Paper)2224-3232 ISSN (Online)2225-0573

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