Tag Archives: Malawi

How Improving Inland Fisheries Can Reduce Food Insecurity


By Gloria Nzeka

Dr. Emmanuel Kaunda, professor at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture & Natural Resources in Malawi, and Dr. Steven Cooke, professor in the department of Biology at Carleton University in Canada discuss their research in inland fisheries.

They recently visited Michigan State University as part of the Robin Welcomme Fellowship Program, an initiative that recognizes scientists who have been working to promote responsible Inland Fisheries.

Listen to the interview here.

Student researcher models rain in Malawi

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In Malawi, farmers can only plant their main food crops during the rainy season. If the timing of the planting and the rains are out of sync, their families won’t have enough to eat. Victoria Breeze, seen in this photo, is a student in the Department of Geography at Michigan State University. She is researching changing rainfall patterns in Malawi, and setting up weather stations to collect rainfall data.

Listen to an interview with her here.

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Diversifying a life-giving crop

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“Maize is Life.” This is what Erin Anders heard over and over from farmers in Malawi. Even though Malawians say “Maize is Life,” it is not actually very nutritious, and malnutrition is a big problem in Malawi. Erin, at left in this image, explains how farmers in Malawi are adding a highly nutritious crop called pigeon pea to their fields.

Listen to the podcast here.

(Related photo story: Maize and the pigeon pea)