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THE HONEY INDUSTRY IN GHANA:
AN OVERVIEW
SYNTHESIS REPORT
FINAL VERSION
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Accra, Ghana, November, 2010
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STUDY TEAM:
ALAAZI DOMINIC AKANGAAMKUM (SNV, ACCRA), MAXWELL AGBENORHEVI (SNV, TAMALE) AND CASSANDRA OKUDZETO (SNV, HO)
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TABLE OF CONTENT
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ...........................................................................................5 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ................................................................................................6 1. INTRODUCTION...............................................................................................9 1.1 Background of study...........................................................................................9 1.2 Objectives of study.............................................................................................9 1.3 Study methodology ..........................................................................................11 1.3.1 Review of relevant documents ....................................................................11 1.3.2 Stakeholder Analysis .................................................................................11 1.3.3 Information and Data Collection..................................................................11 1.3.4 Determination of baseline indicators............................................................12 1.3.5 Sample size..............................................................................................12 1.3.6 Data analysis............................................................................................13 1.3.7 Limitations and Constraints ........................................................................13 1.3.8 Validity of data .........................................................................................13 1.3.9 Structure of this report ..............................................................................14 2. GLOBAL OVERVIEW OF THE HONEY INDUSTRY .............................................15 2.1 Honey and its by-products.................................................................................15 2.2 World Honey Production and Trade.....................................................................16 3. OVERVIEW OF THE HONEY SUB-SECTOR IN GHANA ......................................18 3.1 Prices of honey ................................................................................................18 3.1.1 Farm-gate prices ......................................................................................18 3.1.2 Prices of locally packaged honey .................................................................19 3.1.3 Price analysis of packaged and farm-gate local honey....................................20 3.1.4 Prices of imported honey ...........................................................................20 3.1.5 Price analysis of locally packaged honey and imported honey .........................20 3.2 Economics of honey production..........................................................................21 3.3 Economics of honey processing ..........................................................................23 3.4 Statistics of beehives ........................................................................................23 3.5 Productivity of Hives .........................................................................................24 3.6 Honey and Wax Production Trends in Ghana........................................................25 3.6.1 Honey Production Trends ...........................................................................25 3.6.2 Beeswax production trends ........................................................................25 3.7 Honey Extraction, Processing and Packaging in Ghana ..........................................26 3.7.1 Methods of extraction................................................................................26...
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