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Rural aquaculture: Assessment of its contribution to household income and farmers' perception in selected districts, Tanzania

Mulokozi, Deogratias Pius and Pius Mmanda, Francis and Onyango, Paul and Lundh, Torbjörn and Tamatamah, Rashid and Berg, Hakan (2020). Rural aquaculture: Assessment of its contribution to household income and farmers' perception in selected districts, Tanzania. Aquaculture Economics and Management. 24 , 387-405
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Rural fish farming is being promoted as a good source of protein and income diversification to fight poverty and inequality. However, its actual contribution to these rural households and local community at large is little known. Through interviews with 89 farmers' and 6 key informants, we examined the contribution of rural fish farming to local farmers' household income and investigate farmers' perceptions, opportunities, and constraints towards fish farming in six districts of Tanzania. Results indicated that fish farming contributed on average 13% to household incomes and that it explained 5% of the variation of the household income while 84% of the variation was due to non-fish sources. The majority (79%) of the farmers wanted to continue with fish farming, 9% planned to quit, and 12% had not decided whether to continue or not. Conclusively, much higher aquaculture contribution towards rural development could be obtained if appropriate measures are taken.

Authors/Creators:Mulokozi, Deogratias Pius and Pius Mmanda, Francis and Onyango, Paul and Lundh, Torbjörn and Tamatamah, Rashid and Berg, Hakan
Title:Rural aquaculture: Assessment of its contribution to household income and farmers' perception in selected districts, Tanzania
Series Name/Journal:Aquaculture Economics and Management
Year of publishing :2020
Volume:24
Page range:387-405
Number of Pages:19
ISSN:1365-7305
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Fish and Aquacultural Science
Keywords:Fish income, household income contribution, income diversification, perception, rural fish farming, Tanzania
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-104329
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-104329
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1080/13657305.2020.1725687
Web of Science (WoS)000517450000001
ID Code:22206
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Animal Nutrition and Management
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:12 Feb 2021 15:03
Metadata Last Modified:12 Feb 2021 15:11

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