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Published on: 15 May, 2019      11007    Last Updated: 14 Aug, 2019 

Globally, agriculture is the mainstay of most well planned economies because it contributes significantly to the national gross domestic product (GDP), creates employment, provides food for human sustenance, raw materials for industry and earns foreign exchange. Nigeria is blessed with abundant agricultural resources spanning several agro-ecological zones. Nigeria’s total land area is 92.3...

Tags: Agriculture,GDP,Economy,Food and Agriculture,Framework,Farmers,Nigeria     Category: Agriculture

Published on: 15 May, 2019      8797    Last Updated: 14 Aug, 2019 

Nigerians are large fish consumers with a total consumption at more than 1.36 million MT. With fish imports making up about three fifths (740,000 MT) of the fish supply. Although the contribution of fisheries to the Gross Domestic Product is only 3-4%, it occupies a very significant position in the primary sector providing employment for over a million people (FDF, 2007) and contributing about...

Tags: Agriculture,Aquaculture,Aquaculture Strategy     Category: Agriculture

Published on: 15 May, 2019      9069    Last Updated: 14 Aug, 2019 

Aquaculture has been growing at about 25 – 33 % per year since 2003 in Nigeria. This is evident in the level of intensity of catfish farming activity, which currently account for approximately 25% of the 110,000 tons of catfish consumed in the country annually. At present, farmed catfish market surpasses US$27 million per year (Graham and Susana, 2006), from many of the farms across Nigeria....

Tags: Agriculture,Aquaculture,Aquaculture Development Plan     Category: Agriculture