The Rapid Transformation of the Fish Value Chain in Nigeria: Evidence from Kebbi State
Ayuba Gona, Gwoni Woji, Sunday Norbert, Hajaru Muhammad, Lenis S. O. Liverpool-Tasie, Thomas Reardon, Ben Belton, 2018. The Rapid Transformation of the Fish Value Chain in Nigeria: Evidence from Kebbi State. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 115. East Lansing: Michigan State University
This study presents the results from a meso-inventory conducted in Kebbi State, Northern Nigeria between March and July 2018. We explore he extent to which the farmed-fish value chain is transforming structurally and the roles of capture fishing versus farmed fish. Kebbi is one of Nigeria’s leading states for fish production. Though largely Sudan Savanna (in the north) and Northern Guinea savanna (in the south), and thus semi-arid tropics, there is still a lot of water and a lot of fish. Kebbi’s role in fish production stems from the presence of the longest river in West Africa (River Niger) in the State. River Niger traverses about 374 km within the state. (Raji et al., 2008). Furthermore, the establishment (creation) of Kainji Lake (a reservoir built 1964-68) on the River Niger, with 50% of the surface water in Kebbi State, also facilitated the emergence of fish farming in the state.