Construction, extension and evaluation of the improved smoking kiln (Banda) in Kainji Lake area

Adelowo, E.O. and Okomoda, J.K. and Eyo, A.A. (2003) Construction, extension and evaluation of the improved smoking kiln (Banda) in Kainji Lake area. In: 16th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 4-9 November 2001 ,Maiduguri, Nigeria, pp. 250-255.

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Abstract

Fish smoking, as a traditional occupation of fishermen and women in Kainji Lake Area (Nigeria) is done using simple traditional ovens called 'Banda', the fuel for the smoking being almost hundred percent dependent on wood. A simple modification was made to the traditional 'Banda' oven using a damper to prevent burning of the fish. A comparison of the improved and the traditional 'Banda' was made. The results indicate that fuel wood consumption was reduced 52 percent by using the improved 'Banda', which implied that 50 percent of fish processor's income could be saved through the adoption of this technology. The most important advantage of the improved kiln, fuel wood conservation, represents for fishers a problem of an economic importance. Whilst they are aware that it is becoming much more difficult to get the needed fuel wood, the children can still conveniently collect enough wood for both home use and processing activities. The cost of the components of the improved kiln, when compared with the traditional version may be considered quite significant, and hence the reluctance of the fish processors in constructing similar ones. Selected blacksmiths were trained to continue the fabrication of the kiln component. The training was carried out to assure that the improved kiln will be constructed even after the project will end to support the fabrication

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Construction, extension and evaluation of the improved smoking kiln (Banda) in Kainji Lake area
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Adelowo, E.O.
Okomoda, J.K.
Eyo, A.A.
Page Range: pp. 250-255
Date: 2003
Event Title: 16th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Event Dates: 4-9 November 2001
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria, Lake Kainji; curing; economic feasibility; fishery industry equipment; fishery management; lake fisheries; processing fishery products; technical feasibility
Subjects: Management
Fisheries
Item ID: 3628
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2010 07:12
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:04
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3628

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