Abstract

The study was designed to identify the limitations to the adoption of recommended aquaculture production technologies by smallscale fish farmers Oyo State. A structured interview schedule was utilized in obtaining information from two hundred and twenty two respondents. Data were analysed descriptive and inferential statistics. The study revealed majority (49.1%) of the respondents were with the economic active age and mostly males (84.2%). Constraints perceived by most of the farmers include high cost of fish feed and market price fluctuation (100%), high cost/lack of construction equipment (96.0%), non-availability/high cost of quality fish seed (90.1%) and preservation and storage facilities (75.2%). Chi square analyses showed that there is a significant association between adoption of innovation and sex (􀈤2 = 2.16, p < 0.05), educational level (􀈤2 = 9.30, p < 0.05), occupation (􀈤2 = 4.81, p < 0.05) and marital status (􀈤2 = 5.32, p < 0.05). It was concluded that efforts should be made by extension agents to design programmes aimed at co-opting small scale fish farmers towards achieving a mass adoption of recommended aquaculture production technologies.

How to Cite
S. S, OLAOYE, O. J, FAKOYE, E. O, IKEWEINWE, N. B, IDOWU, A. I, BOLARINWA K. K, ADELAJA O, Ashley-Dejo. Limitations to the Adoption of Recommended Aquaculture Production Technologies by Small Scale Fish Farmers in Oyo State Nigeria. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research, [S.l.], aug. 2013. ISSN 2249-4626. Available at: <https://journalofscience.org/index.php/GJSFR/article/view/910>. Date accessed: 20 june 2021.