Appropriate adoption techniques in aquaculture contribute to food security. The study appraised the functionality of aquacultural techniques in Oshimili South Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria using adoption approaches. The objectives were to ascertain the level of adoption management techniques, examine the pond types of adoption, assess fish farmers’ technological needs and identify constraints affecting adoption. A quota sampling technique was used to select respondents to acquire a sample size of 82 who were administered with questionnaire to elicit information. Data obtained were analyzed statistically. Results revealed that respondents were male (83%) with mean age of 44 years, mean household size 5 persons, married (65%) and had mean farming experience of 7 years. Majority (92%) had annual extension visit. Majority (78%) adopted earthen pond management techniques with high adoption score = 5.4. Again, majority (88%) adopted earthen pond over plastic (79%), concrete (71%) and wooden pond (59%). Majority (90.2%) indicated that integrated techniques were their prioritized need and respondents (80.5%) pointed out that high feed cost was their most serious constraint (mean = 3.06). It was concluded that there was a high adoption rate of aquacultural techniques in the study area. It is recommended that extension visits should be monthly and training on integrated techniques, feed formulation among others is needed.
|Yayımlanma Tarihi||1 Nisan 2021|
|Gönderilme Tarihi||26 Haziran 2020|
|Kabul Tarihi||27 Aralık 2020|
|Yayınlandığı Sayı||Yıl 2021 Cilt: 4 Sayı: 2|