Overcoming the Challenges of Fish Farming in Africa

Aboua, Angui Christian (2017). Overcoming the Challenges of Fish Farming in Africa. UNU-INRA Policy Briefs. United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa.

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    Author Aboua, Angui Christian
    Editor Lawson, Elaine T.
    Atewamba, Calvin
    Nutakor, Praise
    Title Overcoming the Challenges of Fish Farming in Africa
    Series Title UNU-INRA Policy Briefs
    Volume/Issue No. 15
    Publication Date 2017-07-06
    Place of Publication Accra
    Publisher United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa
    Pages 4
    Language eng
    Abstract Fish farming is currently considered a complement to fish production in Côte d’Ivoire. However, the level of production remains low, although its full potential can be achieved considering the several water assets the country has. Several factors have been identified as constraints to the development of the aquaculture sector and the slowdown of fish production. These factors include: (i) the unavailability of fingerlings (quality and quantity); (ii) the lack of quality fish feed; (iii) the low level of technical training of fish farmers; (iv) the lack of technical supervision by experienced agricultural extension agents; and (v) the lack of access to credit and poor organization of the sector. All these factors can affect the productivity and lead to economic losses due to poor quality of fish, low weight and a high mortality rate. Thus, in view of the strategic role that fish farming can play in economic and rural development, especially in addressing fish deficit, knowledge of the technical and economic efficiency of fish farmers is vital. This brief is based on a study that analyzed the efficiency of resource use and the economic efficiency of 32 fish farmers in the southeast of Côte d'Ivoire. It highlights the productive and economic potential that fish farmers could realize if they efficiently use resources in the production process.
    Keyword Economic efficiency
    Resource efficiency
    Fish farming
    Copyright Holder United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa
    Copyright Year 2017
    Copyright type Fair use permitted
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