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In historic milestone, Malawi fishing communities take true ownership over local natural resource management

September 3, 2018
The notion of participatory fisheries management isn’t new in Malawi. It was first introduced 25 years ago as a means to address collapsing fish species populations in the country’s lakes, which have...
Men and women hard at work at a mine site in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

To stem child labor in mining, it takes a village

August 30, 2018
When was the last time you thought about the minerals inside your cell phone or laptop? Where did they come from? Who mined them?

At a fish 'maternity ward' in Malawi, one man inspires an entire community

July 25, 2018
By Issa Mwanjabe and Mercy Phiri Every morning, 27-year-old Amini Mustafa goes to a swamp near his house, throwing in maize brans and chicken dung. This swamp, which looks deserted because of the old...

WORTH in Malawi: Protecting lakes and empowering local entrepreneurs

May 13, 2018
By Judith Njikho Anna Kankwalala has always worked to contribute income to her household, despite cultural norms here that say it is a man’s domain. “I have never believed in staying idle and waiting...

Photo story: How do bees relate to FISH?

May 7, 2018
In Malawi, the Kimu Village beekeeping group is part of Pact's USAID-funded FISH project. They're a microcosm of the ecosystems approach the FISH project is using to build resilience to...

Finding a familiar face – and progress – amid Malawi's FISH

May 2, 2018
In 2015, Monica Mazuwa didn’t seem disillusioned. But as she talked about the challenges facing beach village committees, I wondered how she wasn’t. She was candid about their work at the time, “The...

Photo story: FISH in Malawi

April 30, 2018
The FISH project builds healthy ecosystems through resilience to climate change, economic development and biodiversity conservation.

At Malawi's Lake Chilwa, local fishing communities make an important decision for their future

April 3, 2018
By Mercy Phiri Lakes are critical to the people of Malawi, providing them with nutrition as well as a vital livelihood. So when local communities decided this winter to extend the closed season at...

Pact to implement USAID project in Madagascar strengthening local governance of natural resources and environmental protection

March 27, 2018
Pact has received a new award from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to build the enabling environment for effective community-based management and protection of...

The FISH project in Malawi

December 19, 2017
The fish in lakes Chilwa, Chiuta, Malombe, and Malawi are a precious natural resource and the pride of Malawi. The Fisheries Integration of Society and Habitats (FISH) project is a 5-year, USAID-...

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