Enhancing Small Scale Honey Processing Industries for Small Scale Producer Groups: A Case Study of Upendo Honey Producer Group, West Siha Ward in Siha District

Lukumay, Pendael Kuyan (2017) Enhancing Small Scale Honey Processing Industries for Small Scale Producer Groups: A Case Study of Upendo Honey Producer Group, West Siha Ward in Siha District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Upendo honey producers are the group which deals with beekeeping in Kilimanjaro region particularly in Siha district. The group was purposely formed to unite the group as a single entity in the struggle against poverty and hence improves the wellbeing of the members’ households. The group is guided with the constitution which was made to help the group live together and legally do their activities on the benefits of the members in the group. Upendo beekeepers group main objectives are to improve their life through improvement economic status and the living standard of its members. The group general shares skills and bees management. The products for honey aim to increase group income and form a joint venture with another/other beekeepers group(s) which are running the same activities and make the joint project for the benefits of both parties. Overall results revealed that the main challenge of bee keeping is poor technology on honey production, processing and packaging. In literature review this challenge need to be addressed in order to enhance higher yield of their product. It was anticipated to have well organized and advanced honey processing system. This was attained through providing improved honey processing machine, trainings, and marketing system. The establishment of machine helped increased production for income generation to all honey producer group members. Currently, the plan is functioning and the host organization has supported the honey producer group with honey processing machine and packaging. The markets skills and systems have been improved as a result of honey management and transport and packaging. The honey is packaged and sold within the community, outside the region and Arusha.

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: 29 Sep 2018 12:32
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2018 12:32
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1987

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