Communications

Phalula’s meat business is changing and its butchers are heralding it
Phalula’s meat business is changing and its butchers are heralding it

The meat trade in Malawai’s Phalula is on the cusp of transformation with butchers set to turn businessmen courtesy of a modernized slaughterhouse...

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Business meets nutrition as Kuroiler chickens find a place in smallholder farms in Malawi
Business meets nutrition as Kuroiler chickens find a place in smallholder farms in Malawi

When the Kuroiler, a dual-purpose chicken breed renowned for its performance under free range village farming systems was introduced in Malawi by...

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Is there a future in crop residues as a source of biomass to feed livestock?
Is there a future in crop residues as a source of biomass to feed livestock?

In the context of small land holdings in Malawi, would the use of crop by-products and residues hold the key to sustainable livestock production?...

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Combating malnutrition, one chicken at a time: The one-child-one-chicken rule?
Combating malnutrition, one chicken at a time: The one-child-one-chicken rule?

“How about a one-child-one-chicken rule?” One of the women farmers breaks the contemplative silence during a field training on rural...

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Butcher men of Balaka cut to the heart of the problem in goat markets
Butcher men of Balaka cut to the heart of the problem in goat markets

The butcher men of Balaka in southern Malawi are a group of rough-and-ready men, often considered shrewd and unscrupulous, and almost always...

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Gross margin analysis: Choosing more profitable agricultural enterprises
Gross margin analysis: Choosing more profitable agricultural enterprises

At the end of a training for farmers in Gross Margin Analysis, the chairperson of the Thobola Women’s Club stood up, looked around and said: “For...

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