After a month of intensive, hands-on practical learning, 16 students from across southern Africa completed the first Aquaculture Vocational Mentorship Course, held at the Lake Harvest company in Zimbabwe.
A modified Secchi disk to measure water transparency in fishponds and determine the amount of plankton is helping smallholders in Sierra Leone to farm fish as part of profit-oriented agribusinesses.
Angela Muyangana feeding the daughter of a local farmer, Barotse Floodplain, Zambia. Photo by Clayton Smith.
Poor nutrition during the first most critical 1,000 days of a child’s life—from conception through pregnancy and lactation to the child’s second birthday—can result in permanent developmental problems. The Demographic and Health Surveys conducted in Malawi (2015-2016) and Zambia (2013-2014) show that 37 percent and 40 percent respectively of children under five years of age suffer from stunting, which results from chronic malnutrition.