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Small-scale capture fisheries (SSF) generate food and income for millions of people, yet these benefits are underreported, undervalued and under threat from a range of social, ecological and political drivers.
In this paper we aim to contribute to the literature on emerging and transforming aquaculture value chains in Africa by examining recent developments in the aquaculture sector in Zambia. The overall objective was to map the current value chain, describe the actors and stakeholders and understand the dynamics that have led to transformation in the value chain.
There is growing recognition of the contribution of wild foods to local diets, nutrition, and culture. Yet disaggregation of understanding of wild food use by gender and age is limited. We used a mixed methods approach to determine the types, frequencies, and perceptions of wild foods used and sold by children in four villages in southern Malawi that have different levels of deforestation. Household and individual dietary diversity scores are low at all sites.