Boosting Malawi’s aquaculture production for food security
Although Malawi has an extensive history of fish farming spanning a century, the nation’s smallholder aquaculture sector has yet to realize its full potential. Building the sector’s capacity can offer a sustained fish supply to improve food and nutrition security – a critical achievement for a nation vulnerable to food scarcity.
While Malawi has historically been more reliant on capture fisheries from inland water bodies, the declining availability of wild caught fish and a growing population necessitate greater investment in aquaculture value chains. Per capita fish consumption has decreased in recent years due to heightened demand and reduced supply.