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Opportunities%20in%20adoption%20of%20commercial%20fish%20farming%20as%20a%20new%20enterprise%20for%20small%20scale%20farmers%20in%20Kisii%20county,%20Kenya
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Opportunities in adoption of commercial fish farming as a new enterprise for small scale farmers in Kisii county, Kenya


Margaret Gachucha , Bernard Njehia , Patience Mshenga

1. Egerton University, Njoro Campus, Kenya.
2. Department of Agribusiness and Trade, Kenyatta University.
3. Department of Agricultural Economics, Egerton University


Corresponding author :

Margaret Gachucha,
Egerton University ,
Njoro Campus, Kenya.,
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Received: January 10, 2014,   Accepted: January 22, 2014,   Published:


Abstract:

The paper focuses on the opportunities which are present in the livestock sector in terms of new enterprises and which are not exploited by the farmers in the study area. It analyses the socioeconomics behind adoption of fish farming as an enterprise- describing the adopters’ characteristics and explaining the factors that influence the adoption process. Most of the analyzed factors are important and significantly influence the decision to adopt fish farming enterprise, with land size only having a negative relationship. The enterprise is also found to be a profitable venture when the financial analysis is done.


Keywords: adoption, fish farming, household, small scale farmer, socioeconomic factors


Citation:

Margaret Gachucha(2014) Opportunities in adoption of commercial fish farming as a new enterprise for small scale farmers in Kisii county, Kenya. j. advanced botany and zoology.V1-I1. DOI: 10.15297/JABZ.V1I1.04


Copyright:

© 2014 Margaret Gachucha, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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