African Catfish Farmers` Perception on Climate Change and Contribution of Catfish Production to Household Income in Lagos State, Nigeria Public Deposited

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  • The perception of catfish farmers on climate change and it effect on the contribution of catfish production to household income in Lagos State, Nigeria were investigated using primary and secondary data as well as structured questionnaire. A multistage random sampling technique was used to select 250 African catfish farmers. Descriptive statistics, budgeting and production function analysis, Likert scale were used to analyse the data collected. Majority of the African catfish farmers (87.5%) were aware of climate change, over 50% of the respondents noted that the general effect of climate change in their area is fluctuation in rainfall pattern while 16.5% noted that the general effect of climate change is high temperature. Other farmers noted that the effect is less rainfall, drought and excessive rainfall. Catfish farming as an enterprise is profitable with an average profit of ₦205,878.00 (US $1,372.50) per producer in one cropping cycle (8-9) months and it contributed about 55% to household income. The major problem confronting catfish farmers is lack of capital. It is therefore recommended that government should support and encourage commercial, industrial and agricultural banks to provide loans to catfish farming entrepreneurs at low interest rates.
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  • Adeleke, M.L., T.T. Amos & O.A. Fagbenro. African Catfish Farmers` Perception on Climate Change and Contribution of Catfish Production to Household Income in Lagos State, Nigeria. In: Visible Possibilities: The Economics of Sustainable Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Trade: Proceedings of the Sixteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, July 16-20, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Edited by Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2012.
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