Challenges Facing Fish Farming Development in Western Kenya

  title={Challenges Facing Fish Farming Development in Western Kenya},
  author={Zacharia Shitote and Jacob Wanambacha Wakhungu and Samuel S. China},
  journal={Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences},
This paper examines the challenges facing fish farming development in western kenya. Sample survey of 192 farmers representing the fish farming community in the area was used. The study result revealed that the high prices of fish feed, declining fish prices and lack of finance were found to be the top ranking serious challenges facing fish farmers in that area. A Cross-sectional and longitudinal Survey research design was adopted for the study. Stratified sampling was used to select fish… 
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