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Assessment of livelihood assets and profitability of pond fish farmers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan

By: Abdul Hassan, Arshad Farooq, Muhammad Ishaq, Ghulam Sadiq

Key Words: Livelihood, Assets, Profitability, Pond, Fish, Farmers, Pakistan.

Int. J. Biosci. 18(2), 222-232, February 2021.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/18.2.222-232

Certification: ijb 2021 0169 [Generate Certificate]

Abstract

This study was conducted to assess the livelihood assets and profitability of pond fish farming in district Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan. The results showed that pond fish farmers are quite young and educated. The farmers raised pond fish farming mainly for income generation. The government supports are in the form of financing, training and information provision. Pond fish farming is favorable for investment and encouragement in the area. There is a need for improving pond fish farming in order to increase the livelihood assets of the rural people. Strengthening of Fishery Department and encouragement by both public and private institutes (GOs and NGOs) are needed to invest in pond fish farming through subsidy and /or direct financing the pond farmers.

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Assessment of livelihood assets and profitability of pond fish farmers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan

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Abdul Hassan, Arshad Farooq, Muhammad Ishaq, Ghulam Sadiq.
Assessment of livelihood assets and profitability of pond fish farmers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan.
Int. J. Biosci. 18(2), 222-232, February 2021.
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