Aquaculture for African Smallholders
In drought prone Malawi, integrated fishponds on farms had the effect of improving household incomes by an average of 600%. Ponds could yield up to 1500 kg/ha/yr of tilapia. Fish polycultures can significantly improve pond productivity when fish with complimentary diets are cultured together.
- Brummett RE and Noble R. 1995. Aquaculture for African Smallholders. Penang: Juta Print.
- Chinseu, Zomba District
- Scalable or transferable lessons
- Farmer to farmer transmission was important in the spread of information, but was slowed in the presence of an active extension service.
- Farming Systems
- Farms with integrated fishponds
- Poverty; social constraints to consuming fish from ponds fertilized with manure from pigs; mistrust of government reducing the effectiveness of extension efforts; fear of waterborne diseases