Characterization of Beekeeping Systems in Central Ecuadoran Regions

  • Diego Armando Masaquiza Moposita, Eng. Zootechnician Engineer, Master in Animal Production, Postgraduate Student, Study Center for the Development of Animal Production, (CEDEPA), Universidad de Camaguey Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz, Cuba
  • Guido Osvaldo Llerena Hidalgo Graduate of Zootechnics, Faculty of Animal Sciences, Polytechnic School of Chimborazo (Ecuador)
  • Byron Leoncio Díaz Monroy, Dr. Ph.D Zootechnician Engineer, Dr. Ph.D. Veterinary Sci., Full Professor, Animal Biotechnology Laboratory, Faculty of Animal Sciences, Polytechnic School of Chimborazo (Ecuador)
  • Lino Curbelo Rodríguez, Dr. Ph.D Dr. Ph.D., Professor, Center for Animal Production Studies ( Studies (CEDEPA), University of Camagüey Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz
  • Robinson Ulises Carrasco Carrasco, M.Sc. Zootechnician Engineer, Master in Animal Production, Research Professor, Yachay Causana Research Group, North Amazonian Extension, Chimborazo Polytechnic School (Ecuador)
  • Raúl Adolfo Guapi Guamán, M. Sc. Zootechnician Engineer, Master in Animal Production, Postgraduate Student, Study Center for the Development of Animal Production, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Camagüey (Cuba) †

Resumen

Six quantitative and twenty-four qualitative variables were used to characterize agricultural systems for rural extension actions in the provinces of Tungurahua and Chimborazo, Republic of Ecuador, for which information was collected from 131 farmers in both provinces. The information was analyzed through exploratory multivariate statistics (multiple correspondence and cluster analyses); three beekeeping systems were generated: SA 1 (33 %), SA 2 (22 %) and SA 3 (45 %). Characterization was made through central tendency. The first beekeeping system determined after the analysis was more experienced, uses transhumance, and has the largest number of annual harvests, though it is deficient in health counseling, investment capital, and know-how to feed bees. The second system was characterized by greater instruction level of owners, better income and training, though they lack investment capital. The previous results led to the conclusion that SA 3 was the group with the greatest needs of rural extension support. In that sense, the replication of this research at a regional scale, and analysis of production efficiency for the most significant groups, were recommended. 

Publicado
2018-05-30
Cómo citar
Masaquiza Moposita, D., Llerena Hidalgo, G., Díaz Monroy, B., Curbelo Rodríguez, L., Carrasco Carrasco, R., & Guapi Guamán, R. (2018). Characterization of Beekeeping Systems in Central Ecuadoran Regions. Agrisost, 23(3), 103-111. Recuperado a partir de https://revistas.reduc.edu.cu/index.php/agrisost/article/view/2364
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