The honey value chain analysis: case study: snv central portfolio (Morogoro & Dodoma regions)

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Sokoine University of Agriculture


This study examines honey value chain in SNV Central portfolio areas covered Morogoro and Dodoma regions. It draws from the experience of the Beekeepers from the districts of Morogoro rural, Mvomero and Kondoa. The study specifically examines the key production, market constraints and opportunities within the value chain. It analyzes the existing market linkages and identifies the participants within the chain. The study also explores factors influencing the development of honey sub sector in the area. A detailed account is made of the existing stakeholders involved in production, processing and marketing of bee products in the study area. The honey value chain was veiy weak particularly in producer level and experiences many problems such as fragmentation, weak link among the stakeholders, low quantities, poor quality and other external factors like tariffs. Existing marketing channel is direct from the producers (beekeepers) to the consumers for food, for brewing local beer and medicinal purposes. There are no organized markets for collection and/or selling. More than 90% of honey produced is consumed locally. The study winds up by assessing potential interventions that could be used to improve the honey value chain within the area, such as to build capacity to organisations dealing with honey production, assist natural resources department in the process of establishing beekeeping associations and facilitating linkage between producers, inputs and credits providers and other organisations.




honey value, chain analysis, snv central, Beekeepers, honey production.