Make money from your backyard through smoke-cured fish and fish-product (Smoking catfish)

One of the easiest and cheapest cottage agric businesses you can start without stress is a catfish smoking business. Due to the increase in number of catfish farms in Nigeria on daily basis, getting catfish to smoke is not a problem. All you need to start this business is having the right information, technical skill […]

Secret for a Successful Fish Feed Formulation for Profitable Fish Farming Business (Part 2)

The secret for a Successful Fish Feed Formulation for Profitable Fish Farming Business (Part 2)

For a successful fish feed formulation, fish farmer(s) must be acquainted with the Essential nutrients required by fish, which include: Protein and amino acid – for body building, growth maintenance and reproduction. They are present in feedstuff/ingredient that containing 20% crude protein or more.  They are made either of plant or animal materials. Protein of […]

Medicated Feed Formulation for Catfish Infected With Diseases Caused By Bacteria

Medicated Feed Formulation for Catfish Infected With Diseases Caused By Bacteria

Feeding diseased fish is usually difficult because sick fish feed poorly, however administering medication through feed is generally the only suitable method you can use to administer drugs to fish culture in a medium or large scale production or in a culture facility like earthen pond, race-way, cage etc. Antibiotics can be administered to large […]

Homestead Fish Pond: An Extra Source of Income

Homestead Fish Pond: An Extra Source of Income

This is any unit of concrete, earthen, metallic, plastic, fibre, glass receptacle sited within or in the vicinity of a household primarily for rearing fish and or its related kind. FACTORS FOR SUCCESSFUL FISH FARMING Be committed. Aquaculture requires commitment for success. Recognize that fish are live animals and needs to be treated as such. […]

Secret for a Successful Fish Feed Formulation for Profitable Fish Farming Business (Part 1)

Secret for a Successful Fish Feed Formulation for Profitable Fish Farming Business (Part 1)

Feed Formulation is a method of combining selected grounded feed ingredients in varying proportions to comply with predetermined nutrient requirements. Due to the continues increase in the cost/price of fish feed (complete feed – nutritionally contain all essential nutrients) in most developing country like Nigeria, where about 95% of the fish farmers depend on complete […]

Writing A Business Plan, A Simple Guide

Your business plan should tell a convincing and compelling story about your business, explaining who, what, when, where, how and why. Your plan should be cleared and focus, not about the number of pages or style of the cover or designing. Your plan should define specific business objectives and goals with general parameters to guide […]

USAID/MARKETS II Conducted Farmers Wet-Field Day in Ondo State

Farmers wet-field demonstration day was conducted by TASK in Ondo state on 23rd Aug. 2016 in Owo and Ondo, and on 26th in Okitipupa and Igbekebo. The attendance was very impressive and the Southern Regional Officer of MARKETS II, Kayode Faleti, Aquaculture Specialist Saeed Lawal were in attendance at the programme. Farmers across the state […]

Building a Successful Catfish Farming Business

Building a Successful Catfish Farming Business

Fish farming consists of two major subdivisions, which could either be operated separately or as together as an integrated practice. The two subdivisions are the nursery pond operation and the grow-out pond operation. The nursery operation is the basis for the grow-out operation and as such it cannot be operated without the nursery. The nursery […]

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Even Though MARKETS II Did Not Give Me Money, It Gave Me A Network of Friends That Money Cannot Buy

These are the exact words of Mr Olanrewaju Ajibade, one of the 1000 fish farmers networked into USAID/MARKETS II Aquaculture in Oyo State in the year 2015. What prompted that statement was the help he received from another member of the group he belonged to in the project. His farm had been affected by flood […]