The prospects of duckweed culturing in alleviating poverty in Nigeria

Adesina, G.O. and Daddy, F. and Mohammed, A.H. and Uka, P. (2005) The prospects of duckweed culturing in alleviating poverty in Nigeria. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

Duckweed is the smallest of all flowering plants and the plant double its mass in less than 2 days under ideal environmental conditions. Dry matter of duckweed contains between 35-45% crude protein. Moreover, the introduction of the plant to feed mill industries as a source of protein and binder supplement for pelleted fish feeds makes it of economic value. Duckweed has great potential if cultivation is encouraged in Nigeria, as this will also provide a good employment opportunity for larger percentage of youth in the riparian communities. The thrust of this paper was to explore the possibility of introducing duckweed farming to the rural populace for alternative sources of income most especially, the fisher folks and other interested farmers

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: The prospects of duckweed culturing in alleviating poverty in Nigeria
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Adesina, G.O.
Daddy, F.
Mohammed, A.H.
Uka, P.
Page Range: pp. 1-6
Date: 2005
Event Title: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Ilorin, Nigeria
Event Dates: 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; aquaculture; plant culture; socioeconomic aspects; Lemna; duckweed
Subjects: Sociology
Aquaculture
Item ID: 3982
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2010 16:32
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:35
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3982

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