Assessment of the Impediments for Tackling food Insecurity through Beekeeping in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Lomayani, Abisai E. (2021) Assessment of the Impediments for Tackling food Insecurity through Beekeeping in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Following pastoralism, beekeeping has played a significant role in improving community livelihood in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. While the majority of people in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area practice beekeeping, food insecurity remains a major concern. The main objective of this study was to analyze the barriers to addressing food insecurity through beekeeping in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area is taken as a case study, which is located in the Arusha Region. Specifically, to measure beekeepers' income from beekeeping, to determine the extent to which revenue from beekeeping increases food accessibility, and to investigate the barriers/constraints that prevent beekeeping from being adopted as a food security approach. The research locations were selected via purposive sampling. Structured questioners, personal interviews with key informants, Focus Group Discussion, and observation were employed to collect the necessary data. For data entry, the EPI DATA program was utilized and analyzed in STATA software. The information was presented in the form of percentages, frequencies, and tables and themes. Human factors such as low income, use of traditional hives, insufficient knowledge of proper beekeeping management and sustainability, insufficient harvest of bee products, poor packaging, financial problems, lack of marketing. The study recommends that capacity for beekeeping be strengthened through training and seminars. These are some of the key measures for increasing their bee product output and market awareness. The study indicates that beekeeping is a feasible alternative method for addressing the problem of food insecurity among NCA residents that is compatible with NCA aims and establishment objectives. Keywords: Impediments, Food Insecurity, Beekeeping, Ngorongoro.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 900 History, geography, (& biography) > 910 Geography & travel
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Geography
Depositing User: Khadija Katele
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2023 11:19
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2023 09:54

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