Factors contributing to fishing and river bank cultivation of linthipe/Lilongwe river riparian communities: a case study of salima district

Abstract: 
The study was conducted to investigate factors that influence farmers to cultivate along the river banks in Salima District, in the Central Region of Malawi. Using logit analysis the study revealed that household size, main occupation, education market availability and land holding size were important parameters in influencing the farmers to engage in river bank cultivation. Basing on these results it has therefore been suggested that since these farmers cultivate along the river banks without conserving the soils, a livelihood approach must be adopted. This approach will enable farmers to sustainably derive their livelihoods from the land which supports their livelihood without degrading the environment.
Language: 
A Case Study of Salima District
Date of publication: 
2009
Country: 
Region Focus: 
Southern Africa
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Collection: 
RUFORUM Theses and Dissertations
Licence conditions: 
Open Access
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Supervisor: 
Prof. E.K.W.H. Kaunda, Dr. M.A.R. Phiri, Prof. Abdi Khalil- Edriss,
Form: 
Printed resource
Extent: 
xvii,131