Using fish to build resiliency to food insecurity in Malawi

To help build resilience to food insecurity in Malawi, the Malawi Red Cross Society and its partners are implementing a number of small scale long-term interventions with sustainable impact. This includes fish farming, where participants are provided with training and the tools needed to create a pond, stock it, and maintain it. Recipients say the fish has benefitted them in that it provides additional nutrients to their diets, and they can sell the fish for additional income. This, in turn, helps them operate small businesses and send their children to school. The project adopted a diversified approach and included activities such as bee keeping, fish farming, small scale irrigation, backyard gardens, and livestock production. 210 people were selected in 15 villages to be part of the a

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