World Journal of Environmental Biosciences
World Journal of Environmental Biosciences
2023 Volume 12 Issue 4

Impact of Flooding Disaster on Economic Returns of Fish Farmers in Rivers State Nigeria


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  1. Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Delta State University Abraka, Nigeria.
Abstract

The devastating effect of flooding on aquaculture-based businesses has been a topical issue in recent times in workshops and other public debates in Nigeria. The survival and growth of aquaculture businesses depend on the profit earned by the operators. Empirical information on the link between flooding and profitability is scanty. This study examines the relationship between flooding and economic returns for fish farmers in Rivers State, Nigeria. This research draws its significance from its relevance to improved flood mitigation strategies among fish farmers. The study used questionnaires, focus group discussions, and personal interviews to generate data for the study. About 92 fish farmers were randomly sampled for the study. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were employed for data analysis. Descriptive statistics (probability, percentage, and frequency distribution tables) and inferential statistics (Binary Logistics Regression and multiple regression model) were employed. Flood frequency/ severity is statistically significant (P≤0.05). The R2 value of 0.6403 (64%) indicates that flooding explains a 64% variation in the profit earned by fish farmers in Rivers State, Nigeria. The result of the study also revealed that educational level, income, membership of an association, and frequency of extension contacts are the factors influencing fish farmer’s willingness to pay for improved flood management preferences. We found sufficient evidence to conclude that effective flood management strategies will enhance the profit earned by fish farmers.


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Vancouver
Sarah E, Achoja FO. Impact of Flooding Disaster on Economic Returns of Fish Farmers in Rivers State Nigeria. World J Environ Biosci. 2023;12(4):18-24. https://doi.org/10.51847/wYBB1Pdfv4
APA
Sarah, E., & Achoja, F. O. (2023). Impact of Flooding Disaster on Economic Returns of Fish Farmers in Rivers State Nigeria. World Journal of Environmental Biosciences, 12(4), 18-24. https://doi.org/10.51847/wYBB1Pdfv4
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