Determinants of Honey Market Supply: The Case of Shebedino District, Sidama Zone, Snnpr, Ethiopia

Tizazu Toma


This study was conducted in Shebedino district with the objective of analyzing determinants of market supply of honey at households’ level. To achieve this objective both primary and secondary data were collected. A total of 156 honey producer households (138 male headed and 18 female headed) were selected randomly from a list of 1622 beekeepers found in 3 randomly selected peasant associations. The data were generated by individual interview using pre-tested semi-structured questionnaire and focus group discussion. Secondary data were collected from different published and unpublished sources. The data collected were analyzed with the help of descriptive statistics and econometric model (multiple linear regression model). The study result showed that four variables were affecting market supply significantly and positively. These were number of modern hives, credit use, training participation and number of days of extension contact. The study result indicated the need to strengthen farmers’ cooperatives, facilitate conditions to deliver modern beehives at affordable prices, provide credit including training packages, and strengthening extension service for honey producers.

Keywords: honey   producers, market supply, honey supply determinants

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