The video shows the NEPAD Regional Fish Node at LUANAR in Malawi empowering rural farmers in the country to embrace inland fish farming as a viable business. This Community Action Research Program (CARP) Fish project that enhances fish production and marketing for food security and the income of small scale producers, shows students working with farmers and is funded by RUFORUM
The University of Malawi’s Bunda College of Agriculture was established just outside of Lilongwe in 1967. It is now a constituent college of the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUNAR). Its first intake took place in September 2012. There are three faculties—agriculture, development studies, and environmental sciences. The College offers BSc degrees in agribusiness management; agriculture (economics, engineering, extension, crop science, family science, nutrition and food science); aquaculture and fisheries sciences; environmental sciences; forestry; horticulture; irrigation engineering; and natural resources management. There are also MSc programs in agribusiness management; agricultural and applied economics; agricultural extension and rural development; agroforestry; agronomy; animal science; aquaculture and fisheries science; crop protection; horticulture; nutrition and food science; social forestry; and soil science. PhD’s are offered in agricultural and resource economics; agriculture and applied economics; animal science; aquaculture and fisheries science; biotechnology; and rural development.
The video features a RUFORUM grantee called Msekiwa Matsimbe, a researcher with the Nepad Regional Fish Node at LUANAR in Malawi. Msekiwa worked closely with rural communities to develop fish farming groups and to enhance farm aquaculture.