International Journal of Horticulture and Food Science
2022, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A
Determinant factors affecting adoption of modern bee hive technology towards smallholder farmers: The case of Sodo Zuria Woreda, Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia
This study was undertaken to investigate the determinant factors affection adoption of modern box bee hive technology. The study areas were selected based on high-potential beekeeping activates. A simple random sampling method was employed to select a sample of 115 household farmers using face to face interviews, focus group discussions, key informants and field observations. The binary logistic regression model and descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data. The results showed that 48.4% were adopters and 59.4% of the sampled farmers were non adopters. The results of the study indicated that sex, education, participation in cooperative organization, utilization to credit, contact with extension agent, Farm size, training, distance to market center and relative disadvantage were found to have positive and significant influence on adoption of improved box bee hive technology. Consequently, policy makers should take into attention the determinant factors affecting adoption of modern box bee hive technology.
Zerihun Goa. Determinant factors affecting adoption of modern bee hive technology towards smallholder farmers: The case of Sodo Zuria Woreda, Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia. Int J Hortic Food Sci 2022;4(2):61-65.