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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)


Article Title: Awareness and Adoption of Fish Production Technologies In South-Western, Nigeria
by Apata, O.M.

Agriculture plays an important role in any country of the world in the provision of employment, raw material for industries as well as source of foreign exchange earnings for the countries. Fishing production is an important aspect food production in that it supplies animal protein to households. The research was conducted to assess the awareness and adoption of fish production technologies available in the research area. The research was designed to ascertain the socio-economic characteristics of the farmers, determine available technologies on fish production, determine awareness and adoption of the available technologies. Purposive sampling procedure was used to select 160 respondents for the study. Data were analyzed using frequency count, percentages, standard deviation and correlation analysis. The result shows that average age of the respondents was 43.1 and 6.532 standard deviation. Forty point 6 percent have post secondary school certificate. Three religions practiced in the country were well represented in the study. Most of the respondents aware of the technologies and 65.8% of them claimed that they use more than sources of information. Most of the respondents also adopt the technologies. Result of regression analysis showed that of all socio-economic characteristics considered, gender (0.591, P = 0.016), educational level (0.349, p = 0.037), level of fish production (0.467, p = 0.052) at 5% level of significance and other income generating activities (0.650, p = 0.095) at 10% level of significance and adoption of technologies.
Keywords: awareness, adoption, fish production, fish farmers and technologies
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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Prof. Gui Yun Tian
Professor of Sensor Technologies
School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
University of Newcastle
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