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Recommendation domains for pond aquaculture: country case study: development and status of freshwater aquaculture in Malawi


  • Russell, A.J.M.
  • Gr÷tz, P.A.
  • Kriesemer, S.K.
  • Pemsl, D.E.


This monograph is a result of a 3-year project to produce a decision-support toolkit with supporting databases and case studies to help researchers, planners and extension agents working on freshwater pond aquaculture. The purpose of the work was to provide tools and information to help practitioners identify places and conditions where pond aquaculture can benefit the poor, both as producers and as consumers of fish. This monograph is the case study for Malawi. Written in three parts, it describes the historical background, practices, stakeholder profiles, production levels, economic and institutional environment, policy issues, and prospects for aquaculture in the country. First, it documents the history and current status of the aquaculture in the country. Second, it assesses the technologies and approaches that either succeeded or failed to foster aquaculture development and discusses why. Third, it identifies the key reasons for aquaculture adoption.

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  • Russell, A.J.M. & Gr÷tz, P.A. & Kriesemer, S.K. & Pemsl, D.E., 2008. "Recommendation domains for pond aquaculture: country case study: development and status of freshwater aquaculture in Malawi," Working Papers, The WorldFish Center, number 37900, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:wfi:wfbook:37900

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    Pond culture; Freshwater aquaculture; Policies; Economic analysis; Marketing; Trade; Malawi;

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    • Q00 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - General


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