Journal of Fisheries International

Year: 2007
Volume: 2
Issue: 2
Page No. 147 - 151

Determinants of Adoption of Improved Fish Production Technologies among Fish Farmer in Delta States, Nigeria

Authors : A.U. Ofuoku Olele and G. Emah

Abstract: This study was conducted to isolate the determinants of improved fish production technologies in Delta State, Nigeria. Data were collected from a sample population of 250 fish farmers from 10 randomly selected Local Government Areas of Delta State. Data were elicited from structured interview schedule while descriptive statistics and multiple regression analysis were used to analyze the data. The recommended fish farming technologies at different stages of adoption process were pH testing and regulation, testing of dissolved oxygen level, feed formulation, polyculture, practices integrated fish/poultry or rice farming, re-circulation method, cage system, spawning and stocking density. The grand mean adoption score and adoption index are 0.96 and 0.19, respectively. The low level of adoption was attributed to cost of the technologies, their complexities and lack of extension contact. Level of education age, of farmers, farm size, farm income and extension contact were the major determinants of fish production technologies adoption at 0.05 level of significance.

How to cite this article:

A.U. Ofuoku Olele and G. Emah , 2007. Determinants of Adoption of Improved Fish Production Technologies among Fish Farmer in Delta States, Nigeria . Journal of Fisheries International, 2: 147-151.

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