Honey Production In Ethiopia: A Cost-Benefit Analysis Of Modern Versus Traditional Beekeeping Technologies
AbstractEthiopian honey production is characterized by the widespread use of traditional technology resulting in relatively low honey supply and poor quality of honey harvested when compared to the potential honey yields and quality gains associated with modern beehives. Modern beehive yields around 20kg of higher quality honey as compared to 6-8 kg of yields from traditional beehives. This situation results in growing domestic prices of table honey and poor perspectives for reaching export markets. The objective of this study is to assess the financial and economic rationale of the USAID interventions addressed to improve the livelihood of poor honey producers through the provision of modern beehives. This study identifies key risk factors facing producers, and estimates the projects’ stakeholders’ net economic benefits. A deterministic cost-benefit analysis was used to evaluate three intervention options: provision of 3 modern beehives/ per beekeeper, provision of 3 modern beehives with tools/ per beekeeper, and provision of 3 modern beehives with tools and trainings on modern beekeeping/per beekeeper.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by JDI Executive Programs in its series Development Discussion Papers with number 2013-17.
Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2014
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cost-benefit analysis; investment appraisal; stakeholder analysis; small holders’ honey production; honey value chain; modern beekeeping; modern beehives; poverty reduction; sustainable development; Ethiopia;
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