International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2020, Vol. 8, Issue 1, Part C
Investigation into the causes of abandonment of fish farms in Lagos state, southwest NigeriaAuthor(s):
Abayomi Abdul-Azeez Jimoh and Kazeem AdedigbaAbstract:
This study presents the first documented investigation into the causes of fish farm abandonment in Lagos State, Nigeria. Structured questionnaires were used and the target populations were farmers who abandoned their fish farms across the three Agricultural Zones of the State. Data generated from were analysed using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics at 95% confidence level. Socio-economic characteristics of the respondents revealed that most of the respondents fell within the age bracket 30-39 and 40-49, males represented 82.61% and females accounted for 17.39%, while 69.57% were single and 30.43% were married. Most had family size of 4-6 and farming experience of 1-5 years. 55.07% of the respondents did not belong to Cooperative society, and 63.77% never applied for loan. Most of the respondents disposed of their harvest by consumption/sales. Management, environmental and marketing factors as well as inadequate support from Government all contributed to the abandonment of the fish farms. Government should subsidise the cost of fish farming inputs and also create conducive environment for fish farming to thrive.Pages: 186-191 | 422 Views 26 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Abayomi Abdul-Azeez Jimoh, Kazeem Adedigba. Investigation into the causes of abandonment of fish farms in Lagos state, southwest Nigeria. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2020;8(1):186-191.