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dc.contributor.authorAdinya, I.B.
dc.contributor.authorIkpi, G.U.
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-24T16:13:59Z
dc.date.available2021-06-24T16:13:59Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.issn2141-4246
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1834/24474
dc.description.abstractIn the study, the production efficiency of catfish in Cross River State was determined. Data was obtained from 120 fish farmers were randomly selected from Cross River Agricultural Zones, using a multistage random sampling technique. Multiple regression analysis model was the main tool of data analysis where different functions were tried. The results indicated that Cobb-Douglass production function had the best fit in explaining the relationship between output of catfish and inputs used, the coefficient of multiple determinant (R2 = 0.61) indicates that sixtyone percent of the variability in output of catfish is explained by the independent variables. The results also indicate that farmers’ educational level positively influence their level of efficiency in catfish production in the study area. The F-value of 16.427 indicates the overall significance of the model at 1 percent level, indicating that there is a significant linear relationship between the independent variables taken together and the yield of catfish produced in Cross River State. The marginal value products of fish pond size (farm size), labour and feed (diet) were N67.50, N 178.13 and N 728.00 respectively, while allocative efficiency for (farm size), labour and feed (diet) were (0.09 over utilized, 2.85 under utilized and 0.99 over utilized), respectively, there existed allocative in-efficiency, there is a high potential for catfish farmers to increase their yields and income. Based on the findings of this study, it is recommended that fish farmers should expand fish farms, improving on production efficiency and adopting new technologies. Regular awareness campaign about new technologies in fish farming should be embarked by extension agents to make fish farmers know the importance of adopting new technologies. KEYWORDS: Production efficiency, Catfish, Cobb-Douglass, Production function, Cross River State
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dc.relation.urlhttp://www.wiloludjournal.com
dc.subject.otherAquaculture
dc.titleProduction efficiency in catfish (Clarias gariepinus) Burchell, 1822 in Cross River State , Nigeria
dc.typearticle
dc.bibliographicCitation.titleContinental Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume2
dc.format.pagerange13-22
dc.type.refereedTRUE
refterms.dateFOA2021-06-24T16:13:59Z
dc.source.legacydepositoremailmanagingeditor.olawale71@gmail.com
dc.source.legacyrecordurlhttp://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/7551
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dc.source.legacyid7551
dc.source.legacyagencyWilolud Journals


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