International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2017, Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part E
Potential of integrated fish-poultry-vegetable farming system in mitigating nutritional insecurity at small scale farmer’s level in East Wollega, Oromia, EthiopiaAuthor(s):
Daba Tugie, Alemayew Abebe and Megerssa EndebuAbstract:
Integrated poultry-fish-horticulture farming system is not practiced in Ethiopia but potential method of food production to mitigate problems facing vulnerable farmers in the country. The current trial was aimed to demonstrate and test the feasibility of the integrated farming system in East Wollega zone of Oromia region at a small scale farmers level. The farm was implemented at selected site based on basic research information. Productivity of the farm was compared against productivity reported in the basic research and the farmers practice. Potential to produce diversified food and generate income at small scale farmers level was evaluated. Productivity of the three components were found to be comparable to or better than the productivity obtained at basic research and farmers practice. Moreover, diversified products were produced on small area at a lower input cost in sustainable base. The local community accepted the practice as a technology. Government and other stakeholders have to support extension of the practice at applicable areas.Pages: 377-382 | 468 Views 15 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Daba Tugie, Alemayew Abebe, Megerssa Endebu. Potential of integrated fish-poultry-vegetable farming system in mitigating nutritional insecurity at small scale farmer’s level in East Wollega, Oromia, Ethiopia. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2017;5(4):377-382.