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Determinants and Resource-Use Efficiency of Catfish Production in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State, Nigeria

The study was carried out to determine the efficiency of resource use for catfish production in Kumbotso Local Government Area, Kano State, Nigeria. From the study area, Guringawa, Kumbotso, Panshekara, Mariri and Danmaliki wards were purposively selected due to high concentration. A list collected from the Department of Agriculture consists of 95 Catfish producers and 65% of them were randomly selected using balloting, making a total of 62 respondents. Data collected from catfish producers were analyzed using regression analysis of the production function model. Results of the study revealed that; catfish producers had a mean age of 34, mean household size of 6 individuals, mean years of education of 7 and mean years of experience of 4. The study also revealed that there is significant relationship between the inputs used for production of catfish and the output. Feed and pond size were found to have significant effect at 1%, fingerlings at 5% and labour at 10%. While fuel, lime and antibiotics were not significant. The result also revealed that labour and lime were over-utilized, while feed, pond, fingerlings, fuel and antibiotics were under-utilized. Cost of feeds was the major constraint to catfish production in the area. The study recommended that catfish producers should adjust the use of production inputs so as to achieve efficiency which will increase their output as well as income which will in turn improve their standard of living. Fish farmers should also be trained by government and NGOs in feed formulation techniques to make feed by themselves.

Determinants, Resource-Use Efficiency, Catfish, Production

Shu'aib Ahmad Usman, Ibrahim Saifullahi Mustapha, Alhassan Ahmad, Mahmud Mubarak, Musa Junaidu, et al. (2023). Determinants and Resource-Use Efficiency of Catfish Production in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State, Nigeria. International Journal of Animal Science and Technology, 7(2), 26-30.

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