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Kwamena K Quagrainie

Agricultural Economics 

  • Clinical Engagement Professor
Krannert Room 626

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Clinical Engagement Professor
KRAN Room 626
403 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Kwamena joined the Department in September 2005, and holds a joint appointment in Agricultural Economics (70%) and Forestry and Natural Resources (30%). He is also affiliated with the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College program as Aquaculture Marketing Specialist. He received his B.S. from the University of Science and Technology, Ghana, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Alberta, Canada.

His research interests lie in the areas of market analysis, market definition, facilitating the development of distribution and market structures, identification of value-added opportunities for aquaculture products and feeds, and development of enterprise budgets. Kwamena works with the aquaculture industries in Illinois and Indiana, aquaculture producers, aquaculture associations, distributors, restaurants, retail outlets, and consumers to develop viable markets for Indiana and Illinois farm-raised aquaculture products.

Kwamena's primary extension responsibilities focuses on providing assistance to aquaculture producers in pursuing and realizing economic and market development opportunities. He also provides training and educational materials for farmers and Extension Educators in the farm business management area of enterprise budgets. Kwamena has a great interest in international work. He directs an aquaculture CRSP project in Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania.

Awards & Honors

(2013) Honorable Mention, Publication of Enduring Quality. Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES).

(2012) Mid-Career Award from Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists Association (PUCESA). Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists Association (PUCESA).

(2009) Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

(2009) The Distinguished Early Career Award. US Aquaculture Society.

Selected Publications

Quagrainie, K. K. (2019). Consumer Willingness to Pay for a Saline Fish Species Grown in the US Midwest: The Case Of Striped Bass. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 50(1), 9. doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/jwas.12464

Quagrainie, K. K. (2019). Determinants of Catch Sales in Ghanaian Artisanal Fisheries. Sustainability, 11(2), 10. doi:https://doi.org/10.3390/su11020298

Amankwah, A., & Quagrainie, K. K. (2018). Aquaculture Feed Technology Adoption and Smallholder Household Welfare in Ghana. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/jwas.12544

Flores, R. M., & Quagrainie, K. K. (2018). Economic Analysis of Aquaponics and Hydroponics Production in the US Midwest. Journal of Applied Aquaculture, 30(1), 1-14. doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/10454438.2017.1414009

Quagrainie, K. K., Preckel, P. V., & Amankwah, A. (2018). Impact of aquaculture feed technology on fish income and poverty in Kenya. Aquaculture Economics and Management, 22(4), 410-430. doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/13657305.2017.1413689

Amankwah, A., Quagrainie, K. K., & Preckel, P. V. (2016). Demand for improved fish feed in the presence of a subsidy: a double hurdle application in Kenya. Agricultural Economics, 47(6), 633–643. doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/agec.12261

Quagrainie, K. K. (2017). Seafood and Aquaculture Marketing Handbook. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.

Darko, F. A., & Quagrainie, K. K. (2016). Consumer Preferences for Farmed Tilapia in Tanzania: A Choice Experiment Analysis. 28(3), 131-143. doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/10454438.2016.1169965

Quagrainie, K. K. (2015). Profitability of Indoor Production of Pacific White Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei): A Case Study of the Indiana Industry. Purdue University Extension Publication# EC-797-W / Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Publication #15-005. Retrieved from http://www.edustore.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=EC-797-W

Quagrainie, K. K., & Broughton, M. (2013). Economic Importance of the Aquaculture Industry in Indiana. (EC-770-W), 8. Retrieved from http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/EC/EC-770-W.pdf

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