Economic Analysis of Fish Farming in the North Central Nigeria: A Case Study of Kwaraa and Kogi States
This study analysed economics and determinants of fish farming in Kwara and Kogi States. A total of eighty-eight registered fish farmers in the Kwara and Kogi States. The study shows that farmers produce an average of about 76Kg of fish per m2. Net Farm Income to fish farming in the study area was estimated at about N5000 per m2. The result of the multiple regression analysis specified for the study showed that the quantity of fingerling, labour input and quantity of feed were the significant variables affecting fish farming in the study areas. This study recommended the need for fingerlings to be made more available and accessible for the fish farmers in the study areas.
Keywords: Economics of fish farming, Multiple Regression Analysis, Kwara and Kogi States, North Central Nigeria