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Scholarly Journal of Agricultural Science Vol. 8(1), pp. 11-15 March, 2018
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ISSN 2276-7118 © 2018 Scholarly-Journals



Analysis of fishing technology and fish production by women in small scale fish farming in Katsina Metropolis Katsina State, Nigeria

Aliyu, A.A.*1 and Ahmad, H.2

1Department of Biology, Isah Kaita College of Education, Dutsen-ma, Katsina State
2Department of Geography and Environmental Management, Faculty of Social Science, University of Abuja


Abstract :

 

This study was conducted to evaluate the productivity, profitability and level of technology of small scale fish farmers among women in Katsina metropolis, Katsina state, Nigeria. A well structured interview guide was used to collect primary data from thirty respondents from six wards (Kwado, Barhim, Kofar Sauri, Abattoir area, Kofar Durbi and Sabuwar Unguwa) based on their fish farming activities. The information collected was analysed using descriptive statistics. The result revealed that (60.0%) were in their active age distribution of 30-50 years; (80.0%) were married, (20.0%) have no formal education. (63.3%) has at least 10 years modern fish farming experience. Also, (80.0%) sourced their capital through personal savings. The result showed a gross margin of N7, 651,740 and a net income of N7, 348,260 which could be attributed to their performance. Concomitantly, the study shows that the constraints faced by the fish farmers and the size of the business especially in areas of access to modern fish farming skills, capital funding from government and commercial banks and non-usage of modern fish equipment, tools, improved fingerlings stocks and cost of fish feeds. The implication of these finding are critically examined and pertinent recommendations are proffered based on the salient findings of the study.

 

Key words: Analysis, Fishing, Technology, Production, Women, Small Scale, Fish Farming, Metropolis, Katsina State, Nigeria.

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