A proposed integrated livestock-rice-poultry-cum-fish culture in enclosure system.
In: 5th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
, 22-25 Sep 1986
, Ilorin, Nigeria.
Integrated agriculture-cum-fish farming has been practised profitably for ages in the Chinese small-scale farming system. There is a great potential for this system by utilizing the vast Nigerian flood plains (approx. 515,000 ha). Dogongari Bay in Lake Kainji Basin was identified as a suitable site for this system after some extensive fish culture trials. Polyculture of Clarias spp., Heterotis niloticus and Tilapia was proposed for integration with layers in the poultry house, 2-ha upland rain-fed rice farming and indirect cattle rearing in the 5-ha enclosure site. Cost benefit analysis showed that the system will consistently record profit as from the second year of operation. Various complex factors were identified to affect profitability of this mixed farming system. Concerted research approach is needed to fully understand the interrelationships of the various components of this integrated system. Generous funding of research activities is very crucial in this situation
Conference or Workshop Item
||A proposed integrated livestock-rice-poultry-cum-fish culture in enclosure system
||5th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
||22-25 Sep 1986
||Fisheries Society of Nigeria
||Nigeria, Kainji Lake; agropisciculture; aquaculture economics; aquaculture systems; fish culture; polyculture; Clarias; Heterotis niloticus; Tilapia
Ms Maria Kalentsists
||03 Jun 2010 07:10
||29 Sep 2011 17:21
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