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Phalombe, July 19, 2018: Phalombe District Agricultural Development Office has initiated a manure making programme that will see over 23, 000 farmers in the district producing and applying manure in their farms, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has established. The programme would among other things see farmers becoming resilient to climate…
Mangochi, July 14, 2018: Mangochi District Council on Friday asked government to immediately evacuate illegal miners and settlers from Namizimu Forest Reserve in Makanjira, describing the current situation as a disaster. The officials made the call during an extraordinary council meeting which the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining…
Mchinji, July 13, 2018: The District Forestry Officer for Mchinji, Harold Kanthenga has appealed to communities, especially women in Mchinji to get involved in sustainable management of forests by promoting regeneration of trees which are being cut down due to illegal charcoal production. He spoke this during a tour to…
Mchinji, 13 July, 2018: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has admitted that water scarcity is a major challenge affecting communities in hard- to-reach areas in the country. The ministry’s Chief Community Water Supply and Sanitation Officer, Tenacious Sitolo, said this is because most water points are not working.…
Karonga, July 12, 2018: Government will from August this year start rehabilitating North Rukulu River dyke to the tune of K254 million from World Bank to control perennial flush floods to areas around Karonga Boma. Speaking Wednesday at Rukulu Primary School during a visit to Disaster Risk Reduction clubs, Karonga…
FLASHBACK: Flood victims resting at Bangula after being rescued  Mulanje, July 7, 2018:  Senior Chief Nkanda in Mulanje District has given government a go- ahead to put up flood barriers along Thuchira River without compensating hundreds of farmers who will be affected, saying the development will save a lot of…
Dedza July 03, 2018: UNICEF through World Vision Malawi has embarked on a project which aims at preventing malnutrition in under-five children and adolescents in Dedza district. The project which is being implemented in four districts of Machinga, Mangochi, Salima and Dedza is in response towards the poor nutrition status…
FLASHBACK: Villagers escape using canoes to higher grounds from their washed away homes - Govati Nyirenda Nsanje, July 4, 2018: Women and children are said to be the most affected groups when disasters strike, Catholic Development Commission (CADECOM) of Chikwawa Diocese report on participatory hazard, vulnerability and capacity assessment (PVCA)…
Nkhotakota, June 27, 2018: African Parks (AP), a nongovernmental organisation responsible for managing Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve has expressed concern over increasing cases of vandalism and animal poisoning in the reserve. The organisation, which also manages Majete Game Reserve and Liwonde National Parks, says human-wildlife conflicts may deepen in surrounding communities…
Balaka, June 26, 2018 Balaka district is said to be prone to have dry water taps come August 1, 2018 because of low water table levels at its source, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has established. According to Mpira Water Scheme Manager, Samuel Khomani, the dam located in Ntcheu is the only…
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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,...