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Chiradzulu, May 5, 2018: Over 26,000 farmers in Chiradzulu are expected to benefit from a project called Better Extension Training Transforming Economic Returns (BETTER)- Kulima that intends to improve food security and nutrition in the district. The project, which started last year, is being implemented by Action Aid. Project Coordinator…
ZOMBA, May 04, 2018:  The Zomba district council Friday approved bylaws on participatory fisheries management that are expected to improve the conservation and management fish in Lake Chilwa.  The council made the approval during a quarterly full council meeting held at its chambers. Speaking soon after the passing of the…
BLANTYRE May 4, 2018: The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has started phasing out NPK fertilizer formulation of 23:21: +4S by replacing it with NPK formulation of 23:10:5+6S+1.0Zn, following a discovery that the former formulation did not have potassium.  Public Relations Officer(PRO) in the Ministry, Osborn Tsoka, told…
Lilongwe, May 4, 2018: Farmers in Lilongwe have recommended Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bags as the best storage facility for different crops. One of the farmers from Kaphiri in Lilongwe, Anderson Kayesera told the Malawi News Agency (Mana) in an interview that since he started using PICS bags his…
Karonga, April 30, 2018: Danish Church Aid (DCA), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has underscored the need to impart agricultural knowledge to lead farmers in order for them to embrace farming as a business. DCA’s Disaster Officer, Lewis Karenda said lack of agricultural knowledge among smallholder farmers has held back…
BLANTYRE, April 27, 2018: Blantyre Agriculture Development Division(BLADD)has expressedconcernover lowadoption of conservation agriculture by farmers in the just ending 2017/2018 growing season with the division registering a decline in hectares under the practice for the first time since it was introduced in the late 1990s.  The division planned to increase…
Salima, April 25, 2018: Senior Chief Khombedza of Salima has expressed worry as communities in the district have started selling their maize harvest at giveaway price despite that their harvest has dwindled. Earlier in the Season the District Agriculture Development Office (DADO) estimated that the district crop harvest for maize…
Karonga, April 25, 2018: In a bid toboost rice production in the country, Greenbelt Authority is to embark on the construction of a multimillion kwacha Nthora-Illora-Ngosi Irrigation Project in Karonga.  Speaking Tuesday during a District Executive Committee (DEC) meeting in Karonga, Greenbelt Authority Executive Director, Henrie Njoloma said the project…
Lilongwe April 22, 2018: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development on Friday said it has enhanced roles for farmers in the 2017-2018 cotton marketing season. Executive Director for Cotton Malawi, Cosmas Luwanda told the press that the marketing season will open on April 27, 2018 and will run for…
Nsanje, April 21, 2018: Fishermen along the Shire River and other fishing grounds in Nsanje District are using mosquito nets for fishing which worries the fisheries officials as it is depleting fish species. Assistant District Fisheries Officer, Daniel Binga in an interview on Friday said the population of the fishermen…

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Building resilience through fish farming

 Building resilience through fish farming

Mchinji, July 19: Fisheries and aquaculture are a vital source of nutritious food, says the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Yet their current production and supply is failing to meet the global demand in terms of nutrition requirements and sustaining the livelihoods of many. In Malawi,...