Profitability analysis of catfish production using fibre glass tank technology in Ishiagu, Ivo Lga of Ebonyi state, Nigeria
The cost and returns of catfish farming using fibre glass tank technology in Ishiagu, Ivo LGA of Ebonyi State, was studied and analyzed in 2010. Purposively, thirty (30) catfish farmers were randomly selected from the pilot communities of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) extension outreach centres. Data were collected through a well structured questionnaire. Results showed that the gross margin for catfish farmers was N339,300.00. Policies aimed at increasing catfish farmers’ access to variable inputs at cost effective price should be encouraged. This will serve as a veritable avenue for poverty alleviation and meeting animal protein family needs of the people.
Key-words: profitability, fibre glass tank, catfish production