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Pre-Extension Demonstration of Integrated-Aquaculture (Fish-Chicken-Vegetable) at Arbegona and Gedeb Woredas, Southern Ethiopia

Aquaculture is the production of aquatic organisms mainly fish, under controlled environment. Integrated aquaculture is one type of aquaculture by which it is integrated with other agricultural activities mainly, crop production and Livestock rearing. This demonstration work was done at Arbegona district of Sidama region and Gedeb district of Gedeo Zone, Southern Ethiopia from June 2017 to December 2020 to demonstrate the practice of integrated aquaculture using 6 farmer ponds and 2 farmers training centres, FTCs) ponds. The area of the fish ponds was 100m2. Nile tilapia seed with average stocking density of 10g were stocked in to ponds with a stocking density of 3 fish per square meter. Thirty Koek koek dual purposes Chicken were used to fertilize each fish pond. Two types of vegetables (Head cabbage and Carrot) were produced using fish pond water and pure river water. Data on final fish yield, egg production and vegetable yield were collected and cost profit analysis was done to compare and show the advantage of integrated aquaculture production over non-integrated aquaculture production. Farm visit was conducted during harvesting stage of the fish, vegetable and chicken using participant and neighboring farmers around the demonstration site. Farmers’ perception was collected from participant farmers. The quantitative data on yeild, cost profit analysis and farmers perception collectively showed that integrated aquaculture production is better than non-integrated aquaculture production in overall farm yield and profitability. Based on this demonstration result, it can be concluded that integrated aquaculture should be practiced in other dsitricts of Sidama region and Gedeo Zone to improve farm productivity around farmers’ garden.

Integrated-Aquacutre, Sidama Region, Gedeo Zone, Ethiopia

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Mekonen Debara, Merkine Bekele, Bereket Haji. (2021). Pre-Extension Demonstration of Integrated-Aquaculture (Fish-Chicken-Vegetable) at Arbegona and Gedeb Woredas, Southern Ethiopia. Research & Development, 2(4), 97-102. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.rd.20210204.13

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Mekonen Debara; Merkine Bekele; Bereket Haji. Pre-Extension Demonstration of Integrated-Aquaculture (Fish-Chicken-Vegetable) at Arbegona and Gedeb Woredas, Southern Ethiopia. Res. Dev. 2021, 2(4), 97-102. doi: 10.11648/j.rd.20210204.13

AMA Style

Mekonen Debara, Merkine Bekele, Bereket Haji. Pre-Extension Demonstration of Integrated-Aquaculture (Fish-Chicken-Vegetable) at Arbegona and Gedeb Woredas, Southern Ethiopia. Res Dev. 2021;2(4):97-102. doi: 10.11648/j.rd.20210204.13

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