Socio-economic characteristic and factors affecting honey production income in selected Local Government in Ibadan metropolis

  • M.O. Adeokun
  • R.B. Omosekeji
  • D.O. Alpheus
  • R.O. Ogundeji
  • C.N. Chukwu
Keywords: Socio-economics, honey production


This study describes the socio-economic characteristics of honey producers and factors affecting income from honey in the study area. Ido, Ibadan South West, Ibadan North, Ibadan North East, and Ibadan South East LGAs were selected for the study. Seventy-five (75) respondents were identified using Snowball sampling techniques. Descriptive statistic was used to analysis the respondent’s socio-economic characteristic, multiple linear regression was adopted to determine the socio-economic factors affecting the income from honey activities. The demographic study of the respondents shows that 96 % and 4% were males and females respectively, 86.7 % and 13.3% were married and single respectively. Ages of respondent shows that 64 % were between the ages of 40-49 years. The educational qualification of the respondents shows that 53 % has had tertiary school education, more than half (55.3 %) of the respondents earn a monthly income ≥ ₦31,000. The significant factors of honey production in the study area include, Education at 5%, family size at 10%, gender at 10% and years of experience was also significant at 5%. From the study honey production is gender sensitive; most youth are not interested in honey production. It is therefore recommended that lucrative markets and mean of exports should be made available for homey product this will encourage youth to ventures more into honey production.


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