Environmental Sustainability

Beyond Fishing: Boosting Biodiversity and Economic Development on Lake Malawi

Over the years, overfishing, pollution, and species loss have threatened Lake Malawi—and the livelihoods of the people who depend on it. Today, fishermen like Maxwell Kaunda are gaining the skills to embrace new ways to make a living, such as cassava farming. In doing so, they are increasing their incomes and protecting the lake’s critical biodiversity.