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The morphology, distribution, uses, environmental impacts, agronomic characteristics, production practices, control of pest and diseases, yield potential, harvesting and postharvest handling and economics of Jatropha curcas, Moringa oleifera, and Ricinus communis as a potential biofuel crops are...

Author(s)
Nalivata, P.; Kachamba, D. J.; Mtethiwa, A. H.; Njoloma, J. P.; Makumba, W.; Maonga, B. B.; Mwase, W.; Jeng, A.
Publisher
Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi, Lilongwe, Malawi
Citation
Biofuel crops production in Malawi: principles and crop management practices, 2011, pp vi + 36 pp.

This manual aims to introduce mushroom growers to mushroom farming technology and explain the process of oyster mushroom farming purely on the broad assumption that they are the easiest to grow. The general overview of mushrooms in Southern Africa, basics of mushroom spawn production, oyster...

Author(s)
Gwanama, C.; Mwale, V. M.; Nsibande, B.
Publisher
University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia
Citation
Basic procedures for small-scale production of oyster mushrooms, 2011, pp viii + 48 pp.

Fishing remains a dangerous occupation in Malawi. One of the basic constraints to improved safety is the fact that regulations covering construction and equipment exempt dugout canoes that contribute more than 90% of the catch. Currently, fishers are at a high risk of maritime accidents because the ...

Author(s)
Banda, M. C.; Kamanga, C. T.; Njaya, F.
Publisher
Government of Malawi, Department of Fisheries, Lilongwe, Malawi
Citation
Small-scale offshore fisheries technology development project: policy brief on safety in inland waters, 2009, pp 11 pp.

An Algal Turf Scrubber (ATS) was subjected to high effluent loads from African catfish (Clarius gariepinus) recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) to examine the effect of total suspended solids load and sludge accumulation in the ATS on phosphate removal. The highest phosphate removal rate (3.42 g ...

Author(s)
Valeta, J. S.; Verdegem, M. C. M.
Publisher
Aquaculture & Fisheries Science Department, Bunda College of Agriculture, Lilongwe, Malawi
Citation
Malawi Journal of Aquaculture and Fisheries, 2009, 1, 1, pp 19-22

Concentration of lead was measured in muscle tissue of Oreochromis shiranus from six artificial ponds in Zomba district, Malawi. Samples taken from ponds close to a high-traffic road were compared to a control site which was 1000 m away. The mean concentration of lead in muscle tissue of fish...

Author(s)
Puchase, T.; Jamu, D.
Publisher
Aquaculture & Fisheries Science Department, Bunda College of Agriculture, Lilongwe, Malawi
Citation
Malawi Journal of Aquaculture and Fisheries, 2009, 1, 1, pp 2-5

Trophic dynamics of the potamodromous fish Rhinogobius brunneus 'orange' were studied through its food habits from spring to autumn of 1998 in the Ado River system in Japan. The fish was chiefly euryphagous on aquatic insects (Ephemeroptera, Diptera, Trichoptera), attached algae and detritus. Diet...

Author(s)
Rusuwa, B.; Maruyama, A.; Yuma, M.
Publisher
Aquaculture & Fisheries Science Department, Bunda College of Agriculture, Lilongwe, Malawi
Citation
Malawi Journal of Aquaculture and Fisheries, 2009, 1, 1, pp 23-31

The growth parameters (L∞ and K) and mortality coefficients (Z, M and F) for Engraulicypris sardella caught from the southern Lake Malawi in the year 2000 using light attraction in Chilimira nets (open water seines) which are also locally known as called Kauni. Fishery were computed using...

Author(s)
Maguza-Tembo, F.; Palsson, O. K.; Msiska, O. V.
Publisher
Aquaculture & Fisheries Science Department, Bunda College of Agriculture, Lilongwe, Malawi
Citation
Malawi Journal of Aquaculture and Fisheries, 2009, 1, 1, pp 6-12

This study looks at a mid-water pair trawl as a possible fishing gear for exploiting the pelagic fish in Lake Malawi using the two boat technique. A new design of a mid-water pair trawl was developed from a proto-type. Linear dimension specifications of the proto-type design were scaled down to new ...

Author(s)
Thengo, K. M.; Hreinsson, E.
Publisher
United Nations University, Fisheries Training Programme, Reykjavik, Iceland
Citation
Experimental design of a midwater pair trawl for small pair boats on Lake Malawi, 2009, pp 30 pp.

The annual frame survey, a complete census of basic fishery characteristics, is a routine activity of the Department of Fisheries of Malawi for the purpose of planning and management. During these surveys all landing sites within the main water bodies, i.e. Lakes Malawi, Chilwa, Malombe and Chiuta, ...

Author(s)
Kanyerere, G. Z.; Banda, M. C.; Chilora, B.; Nyasulu, T. E.; Ngochera, M. J.; Kaonga, D.
Publisher
Government of Malawi, Department of Fisheries, Lilongwe, Malawi
Citation
Annual Frame Survey, September, 2008, 2009, pp iv + 22 pp.

This paper presents five new banana cultivars recently released by the Department of Agricultural Research Services in Malawi, i.e. 3 cooking banana cultivars (Pelipita, Saba and Cardaba) and 2 dessert banana cultivars (TMBx 1378 and SH 3640). Their yields, number of hands, days to harvest are...

Publisher
Department of Agricultural Research Services, Lilongwe, Malawi
Citation
AgriTech News, 2009, 9, 1, pp 1-4

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