Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 389

Full Length Research Paper

Rural water utilization: Factors affecting aquaculture in Owo local government area of Ondo State, Nigeria

Abbas, Idowu Innocent and J. A. Ukoje
Department of Geography, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 13 July 2009
  •  Published: 31 July 2009

Abstract

 

The study was on factors affecting aquaculture in Owo local government area of Ondo state, Nigeria. Despite the challenges being faced by the rural people of the study area in accessing water for various uses, they still had a very good utilization of the available water for aquaculture. However, several factors of which the major ones were number of ponds owned, size of farm, years of aquaculture experience and cost of land with some others were still affecting aquaculture in the study area. Regression analysis result showed that the number of ponds owned (0.727) and size of farm (0.071) were positively correlated to the farmers revenue while years of experience (-0.041) and cost of land (-0.513) had negative impact on farmers revenue. The concept of costs, returns and profitability is also discussed to show how well aquaculture was doing in the study area as a source of income generation.

                                                          

Key words: Aquaculture, factors, fish, pond, profitability, revenue.