Assessment of Beekeepers’ Perception on Adoption of Modern Technologies in Beekeeping in Iringa Region

Said, Amina (2019) Assessment of Beekeepers’ Perception on Adoption of Modern Technologies in Beekeeping in Iringa Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Adoption of modern beekeeping technologies in Iringa region. The study comprises three objectives namely, factors affecting ease of use of beekeeping modern technologies, level of usefulness of the technologies, and the effect of perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness on adoption of modern beekeeping technology. Cross-sectional study design was adopted employing a sample size of 100 beekeepers. The study employed quantitative approach in data collection and analysis. Analysis of the findings revealed that, factors affecting ease of use of modern beekeeping technologies was categorised into three aspects namely demographic, socio-economic, and institutional factors. The results show that local technology (i.e. grass hive, gourd hive, log hive, barrel hive, and clay-pot hive) is more useful compared to modern technology (top-bar hive) due to its usage level. However, there are indices of increase rate in usefulness of modern technology with regards to analysis of the usage trend within past three years among beekeepers whereas usage of local technology tends to decline substantially. Findings affirm that, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use among beekeepers have positive significant association with adoption of modern beekeeping technologies such that, perception of beekeepers explained 92.6% of the modern technology. Study recommends government and other stakeholders to initiate training programs aiming at raising awareness and highlights the potentials of adopting modern beekeeping technologies.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2021 09:22
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2021 09:22

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