Socio-Economic Assessment on the Viability of the Apiculture Industry in Region I and CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)

ABSTRACT

          Dumlao, Florentina S. et al. 2010. Socio-economics Assessment on the Viability of the apiculture industry in region I and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) There were (60) beekeepers respondents from municipalities of Region I and (CAR) Cordillera Administrative Region the data were gathered by survey questionnaires and personal interview and were analyzed through frequency counts, percentage and getting the means.

          Most of the beekeeper respondents in Region I and CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region) are man with the mean age of 41.1 years old, mostly male and married and specifically speak in ilocano and attained college graduate. Farming is their primary source of income for the period of 2006, 2007 and 2008. Most of them used personal savings for this project and direct consumer as there main source of buyer for its products. Migration is their techniques to collect more nectar, the main sources of plants to get nectar in their locality are squash, mango, avocado, mahogany, grasses and sunflower. Pest and disease as their main problem of beekeeper and limited government institution involved in apiculture. Beekeeper respondents get an income of P7,350 and have an ROI of 17.23% a year and used honey as preparation for food, honey as used medicinal purposes and used also for conditioning for fighting cocks. Honeybee are has also benefits to crops of farmer like used as pollinator of the beekeeper respondents. Laborer is their companion to help in the apiary operation. The government agencies involved in this beekeeping ventured project are DOLE, DMMMSU-NARTDI, PGLU, LUBDCO, LATBAI, PEBEEC, BBAI, COBAWAI, PIBEECO, BEENET, BAPI, CBF and MIRASON the technical assistance are produced more products, marketing of honey, technology transfer, technical and monitoring assistance.

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