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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 1 (2018)

Association between profile of apiary trainees and adoption of beekeeping activity for income generation

Author(s):

G Shali Raju, E Karunasree, RVSK Reddy, K Venkata Subbaiah, A Devivaraprasad Reddy, T Vijaya Nirmala, V Deepthi and JV Prasad

Abstract:
Income generation is important for any agricultural activity. Apiary is known as domestication of honey bees under favourable conditions. Two species of honey bees viz:Apis mellifera and Apis cerena indica are suitable for domestication in areas where abundant forage is available. Imparting vocational trainings is one of the mandated activities of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK). In order to provide self employment oriented skill training to tribal and rural young farmers “Apiary” has been identified as suitable enterprise and a total of 175 youth were trained in this vocation in West Godavari district under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) and Tribal Sub Plan for the year 2015-16 & 2016-17. The study was conducted by purposive sampling method and 175 tribal youth belonging to 18 villages in West Godavari. The results found that 80% of the trainees were from young age group, having high school to college education, had association with one or more than one organization, possessed small to medium size land holding, belongs to low to medium level of annual income group, had utilized medium to low level of information sources. It was also observed that one third of the apiary trainees were found with medium market orientation, about 70% of the apiary farmers adopted horticultural crops + field crops and horticultural crops + field crops + animal husbandry as farming system. The results of the correlation analysis indicated that variables age, education, social participation, economic orientation, market orientation, extension participation and knowledge level were positively and significantly associated with extent of adoption of apiary technology for income generation.

Pages: 2135-2137  |  1124 Views  194 Downloads

How to cite this article:
G Shali Raju, E Karunasree, RVSK Reddy, K Venkata Subbaiah, A Devivaraprasad Reddy, T Vijaya Nirmala, V Deepthi and JV Prasad. Association between profile of apiary trainees and adoption of beekeeping activity for income generation. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1S):2135-2137.

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