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This study examined the socio-economic impact of the Lower Nigerdredging vis-à-vis the anticipated socio-economic incentives on thefisher folks’ community in Baro, Niger state Nigeria. A simple randomtechnique was used to select 60 fisherfolks using a well-structuredquestionnaire. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive andinferential statistics. Result indicated a net increase of N2, 965.00 (USD18.53) per month in the gross margin of the fisher folk and a marginalincrease of N174.96 (USD 1.08) per after the dredging activities. Thiscould be due to the increase in socio-economic livelihood activitiesbrought about by enhanced accessibility of the community and morerobust inland water way transportation. Conversely, it was discoveredthat some fish species no longer exist after dredging and 43.3% of thefisher folks spent above 10 hours per day to make a substantial catchafter dredging compared with 13.3% of the same fishing time beforedredging. It was however concluded that, although, the dredgingproject include both positive and negative impacts, the negativeimpacts are short-term and could be minimized if appropriatemitigation measures such as erosion and turbidity control, provisionof water shed where fish nurseries would be raised, provision ofadequate fishing gears and training on new fishing techniques as wellas value additions to fish product are put in place.

Keywords: Baro ; Impact Assessment ; Dredging ; River Niger ; T-test

Subject(s): Environmental Economics and Policy

Land Economics/Use

Issue Date: 2012-11

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/159423 Page range: 461-470

Total Pages: 11

Record appears in: Africa Farm Management Association (AFMA) > 2012 Eighth AFMA Congress, November 25-29, 2012, Nairobi, Kenya





Autor: Olatinwo, K. B. ; Olowogbon, S.T. ; Jolaiya, A. J. ; Edun, T. ; Fakayode, S.B. ; Animashaun, Jubril Olayinka

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/159423?ln=en







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