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dc.contributor.advisor Lethoko, M. X. Phosa, M. J. 2018-11-22T09:19:55Z 2018-11-22T09:19:55Z 2018
dc.description Journal article published in the International Conference on Public Administration and Development Alternatives 04 - 06 July 2018, Stellenbosch University, Saldahna Bay, South Africa en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the contribution of small-scale fish farming subsector to rural income generation in Thulamela Municipality in Limpopo Province, South Africa. The study applied a qualitative method to collect data from individual respondents using the semi-structured interview involving 15 small-scale fish farmers. The findings from the study revealed that in terms of gender, more men were participating in the fish farming sector than women. Seventy-three percent of the total participants were men as compared to 27 percent of women participating in fish farming. In terms of age, a large proportion of farmers were men and women within the age range of 41-50 years and above 50 years who participated more actively in fish farming than other age groups. The results revealed some challenges and constraints characterised by theft of fish by community members, fish-eating birds or predators, poor access to funding, expensive fish feed, unavailability of fish feed, shortage of land, lack of proper infrastructure, and insufficient water supply during the drought period. As part of recommendations, some interventions should be developed to address the constraints and challenges revealed in the study. Small-scale fish farmers should be assisted to have access to proper infrastructure, boreholes to supplement available water during the dry season, fish feed, the agricultural market, land and other resources for fish farming. en_US
dc.format.extent 12 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Conference on Public Administration and Development Alternatives (IPADA) en_US
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dc.subject Aquaculture en_US
dc.subject Fish farming en_US
dc.subject Income en_US
dc.subject Rural areas en_US
dc.subject Small-scale en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish culture en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rural development --South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Agricultural development projects en_US
dc.title Contribution of Small-Scale Fish Farming Subsector to Rural Income Generation in Thulamela Municipality, Limpopo Province, South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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