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Adoption of Bee Keeping Technologies by Farmers in Imo State

EO Ubeh, CU Nwajiuba, EU Ekwugha

Abstract


The study assessed the adoption of Beekeeping technology in Imo state. Structured questionnaire was used in collecting data from thirty (30) beekeepers purposively selected from the sturdy area. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics and regression analysis. The findings revealed that the average age, average household size, and average annual income of the respondents was 36yrs, 5 persons, and N470, 666.6 respectively. The socio–economic characteristics of the respondent like their annual income, access to credit, and extention contact had position effects on the rate of adoption with an average adoption score of 5.067, the age of the respondents had negative effect on adoption. The study recommends support for beekeeping, and beekeepers through training, funding and public enlightenment.



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