Capacity Building on Quality and Quantity of Honey and Beeswax Production, Tupendane Nyuki Group

Mnemele, Constantine Yohane (2013) Capacity Building on Quality and Quantity of Honey and Beeswax Production, Tupendane Nyuki Group. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Beekeeping in Tanzania is one of the informal sector that is sharply gaining momentum letting in a large number of entrepreneurship as participants in activities that are largely home based or individual enterprise with few or no employees. The Community Needs Assessment through PRA found that the key problem facing the organization is inadequate education on beekeeping and how to make modern beehives, inadequate of equipment, inadequate of market network and low conscious on how to keep bees in a modern way despite of number of opportunities and low knowledge on beekeeping .There is a need to conduct training on beekeeping and aspect of quality control of honey and beeswax for market assurance. The host organization has 10 members. The group member identified a number of problem during the Community Need Assessment (CNA). The CNA was conducted through rural participatory approach where members of the group were involved using focused group discussion, interviews, observation and questionnaires. The community needs assessment findings indicate that the respondents were of different age, level of education, economic status, family size which has impact on production, that as the population growing the production decreases which has an impact on food in the family. The goal of the project was to improve quality of honey and beeswax production in the community and the specific objectives of the project is to improve local beehives by replacing modern in order to increase productivity, increase of income in household level and create employment opportunity in the community and reduce environment degradation through afforest ration. The researcher is highly recommended that there is a need for the government to mobilize the people to involve in bee keeping as means of income generation. The collective efforts should always be encouraged because it easier and economical assist group than individual in credit facilities, training and extension services. The government should help the beekeepers to find market for their bees’ products.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2016 09:43
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 09:43
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1068

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