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Profitable Fish Farming Towards the Attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG): A Case of Catfish Farmers in ABA Agricultural Zone of Abia State, Nigeria

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Author Henri-Ukoha, A
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 581-585
Volume No. 2
Issue No. 7
Issue Date August 01, 2012
Publishing Date August 01, 2012
Keywords Millennium Development Goals, Fish Farming, Profit


The study examined fish farming towards the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): A case of catfish farmers in Aba North LGA, Abia State, Nigeria. A multi-stage random sample of 60 farmers were used and interviewed with validated and structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistical tools such as frequency distribution, averages, tables and multiple regression analysis. Results of the regression analysis showed that level of education, farming experience, pond size and credit were determinants of a profitable fish farming. Farmers should be given credit assistance such that they can embark on large scale farming to enhance food security. This will enhance the attainment of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) especially in the study area.

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