Research & Outreach

LUANAR’s AquaFish ACE supports cutting edge research for students, staff and partners involved in the ACE II Project. AquaFish has put in place a research agenda which guides the growth and development of ACE II innovative research approaches.

The AquaFish center facilitates and promotes community action research, and strengthens linkages with the private sector in the region while increasing females and youth participation

The center has trained students, faculty and farmers through employing innovative, entrepreneurial and multidisciplinary approaches to training, research and outreach on production, value addition and fisheries management, through strategic south-south and north-south partnerships with advanced knowledge institutions and other higher education stakeholders.


1 . Elias Rabson Chirwa , Limbikani Chilima (2018 ) Use of benthic macroinverterbrate indices as bio-indicators of ecosystem healtha for the detection of degraded landscapes in malawi .International Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ( )

2 . Camerson Donald Ng'ambi , Prakash Patil, Satish Rama Poojary, AbhimanBallyaya, Naveen Kumar Thammegouda, Ramesh Kashi Srinivasayya (2018 ) Skim milk flocculation concentrates white spot syndrom virus in seawater for the detections using a monocional antibody base flow-through assay .International Journal of Poultry and Fisheries Sciences ( ? )

3 . Jeremiah Kang'ombe , Jane Yatuha, J Rutaisire, L Chapman,, D Sikawa (2018 ) Reproductive strategies of smooth-head catfish Clarias liocephalus (Boulenger,1898), in the Rwizi-Rufuha wetland system,south-western Uganda .African Journal of Aquatic Science ( )

4 . Mose Majid Limuwa , Wales Singini, Trond Storebakken (2018 ) Is Fish Farming an Illusion for Lake Malawi Riparian Communities under Environmental Changes. .Sustainability ( doi:10.3390/su1005145 )

5 . Bonface Nankwenya , M. Alexander R Phiri, Abdi Khalil Edriss, Emmanuel Kaunda, Horace Phiri, Sloans Chimatiro (2018 ) Determinats of Fish Tade Flows in Africa .Journal of Sustainable Development ( )

6 . Wislon Lazaro Jere , Mohsen Abdel- Tawwab, Chloe Kemigabo, Daniel Sikawa, Charles Masembe, Jeremiah Kang'ombe (2018 ) Combined effect of dietary protein and phytase levels on growth perfomance,feed utilization, and nutrients digestibility of African catfish, Clarias gariepinus (B.),reared in earthen ponds .Journal of Applied Aquaculture ( )

7 . Daud Kassam, , Mireku K.K., Wisdom Changadeya and F.Y.K. Attipoe (2017 ) Characterization of the production and dissemination systems of Nile Tilapia in some coastal communities in Ghana. .Sustainable Agriculture Research ( DOI: 10.5539/sarv7n1p14. )

8 . Francis Maguza-Tembo , Abdi-Khalil Edriss, Julius Mangisoni and Kenamu (2017 ) Adoption determinants of multiple climate change adaptation strategies in Southern Malawi: An ordered probit analysis. .Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics ( )

9 . Francis Maguza-Tembo , Abdi-Khalil Edriss, Julius Mangisoni (2017 ) Determinants of Climate Smart Agriculture Technology Adoption in the Drought Prone Districts of Malawi using a Multivariate Probit Analysis. .Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology ( )

10 . Jeremiah Kang'ombe, , Chloe Kemigabo, Wilson Jere, Daniel Sikawa, Tefula Moses Dhikusooka and Charles Masembe` (2017 ) Effect of toasting on phytic acid, protein and pH in a plant-based diet and its ingesta in fed catfish. .African Journal of Rural Development ( )

11 . Jeremiah Kang?ombe , Chloe Kemigabo, Charles Masembe Wilson Jere and Daniel Sikawa (2017 ) Effects of protease enzyme supplementation on protein digestibility of legume and/or fish meal-based fish feeds. DOI: 10.5897/IJFA2017.0620. .International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture. ( )

12 . Daud Kassam, , Mireku K.K., Wisdom Changadeya, F.Y.K. Attipoe and C.A. Ardinotey (2017 ) Assessment of genetic variations of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in the Volta Lake of Ghana using microsatellite markers. .African Journal of Biotechnology ( )

13 . J. Kang'ombe, , Mosha, S.S. , W. Jere and N. Madalla (2017 ) Effect of organic and inorganic fertilizers on natural food composition and performance of African catfish fry produced under artificial propagation. .Africa Journal of Rural Development ( )

14 . Daniel Sikawa , Neverson Msusa, Fanuel Kapute, Austin Mtethiwa and Jeremy Likongwe (2017 ) Effect of processing method on proximate composition of gutted fresh Mcheni (Rhamphochromis species) (Pisces: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi. Issue 4 - .International Food Research Journal ( )

15 . Chonde, C , Njera, D., Kambewa, D., Dzanja, J., Kayambazinthu, D and Kaunda, E. (2017 ) Institutional Environment Affecting Capacity of Fish Farmer Organisations in Dowa and Mchinji Districts in Central Malawi. .Journal of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development ( )

16 . Chonde, C, , Njera, D., Kambewa, D., Dzanja, J., Kayambazinthu, D. (2017 ) Examining the Significance of Gender, Marital Status, Landholding Size and Age of Members on Capacity of Local Level Fish Farmer Organisations. .International Journal of Natural Resource Ecology and Management ( )

17 . E. Kaunda , Singini, W., V. Kasulo and W. Jere. (2017 ) Factors influencing intertemporal preference of fisheries resource users of Lake Malombe in Malawi. .Malawi Journal of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Development Studies ( )

18 . Happy Mussa , Emmanuel Kaunda, Sloans Chimatiro, Keagan Kakwasha, Lisungu Banda, Bonface Namkwenya, Jabulani Nyengere (2017 ) Assessment of Informal Cross-Boarder Fish Trade in the Southern Africa Region: A case of Malawi and Zambia .Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology ( doi: 10.17265/2161-6264/2017.05.009 )

19 . Wison Jere, , Chloe Kemigabo, Daniel Sikawa, Jeremiah Kang ombe, Charles Masembe (2017 ) Apparent Digestibility and Utilization of Protein and Phosphorus in diets of incorporated with Sprouted Sorghum, Phytase and Protease Enzymes for African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) .International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture ( )

20 . Daud Kassam , Elysee Nzohabonayo amd Jeremiah Kang?ombe. (2017 ) Effect of lipid levels on reproductive performance of Oreochromis karongae (Trewavas 1941). .Aquaculture Research ( )

21 . Daud Kassam , Elysee Nzohabonayo and Jeremiah Kang?ombe. (2017 ) Effect of hybridisation on fecundity of Oreochromis karongae (Trewavas 1941) .Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research. ( )

22 . Daud Kassam , Wisdom Changadeya, Hamad Stema, Wilson Jere, Emmanuel Kaunda (2017 ) Genetic and morphological differentiation among mpasa (Opsaridium microlepis G?nther, 1864), populations from inflow rivers of Lake Malawi. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture .International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture ( )

23 . Daud Kassam , Elias Chirwa, Wilson Jere, Austin Mtethiwa (2017 ) A review of the farming of common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) in Malawi. Policy research directions for aquaculture development in Malawi .International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture ( )

24 . Boniface Nakwenya , Emmanule Kaunda and Sloans Chimatiro (2017 ) The demand for fish products in Malawi: An Almost Ideal Demand System Estimation. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development .Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development ( )

25 . Priscilla Longwe , Fanuel Kapute (2016 ) Nutritional Composition of Smoked and Sun dried Pond raised Oreochromis karongae (Trewavas, 1941) and Tilapia rendalli (Boulenger, 1896) .American Journal of Food and Nutrition ( )

26 . Francis Maguza-Tembo , Edwin Kenamu, (2016 ) Drivers of adoption and intensity of adoption of goat Farming in Southern Malawi .Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development ( )

27 . Daud Kassam , Marcus Sangazi (2016 ) Comparative growth performance between Oreochromis hybrids and selectively-bred strain (F8) in Malawi .Sustainable Agriculture Research ( doi:10.5539/sar.v5n4p13. )

28 . Jeremiah Kang'ombe , Joshua Valeta, Fanuel Kapute, Nagoli Joseph, David Mbamba (2016 ) Growth performance of three tilapia fish species raised at varied pond sizes and water depths .International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture ( )

29 . Joshua Valeta , Fanuel Kapute, Chisomo Goliati (2016 ) Effect of Prolonged Storage in Ice on Nutrient Composition and Sensory Quality of Whole Fresh Pond Raised Tilapia Fish (Oreochromis shiranus) .American Journal of Food and Nutrition ( )

30 . Francis Maguza-Tembo , Edriss A.K., Mangisoni J. and Mkwambisi D (2016 ) Does adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Technologies reduce household vulnerability to poverty? .Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development ( )

31 . Francis Maguza-Tembo , Abdi-Khalil Edriss, Julius Mangisoni and David Mkwambisi (2016 ) Impact of soil and water conservation improvement on the welfare of smallholder farmers in Southern Malawi .Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development ( )

32 . Daniel Sikawa , Neverson Msusa, Fanuel Kapute, Jeremy Likongwe, Austin Mtethiwwa (2016 ) Effect of sun-drying, smoking and salting on proximate composition of fresh. fillets of Mcheni (. Rhamphochromis. species - Pisces: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi .International Journal of Aquaculture ( )

33 . Wilson Jere , Mexford Mulumpwa, Austin Mtethiwa, Tasokwa Kakota, Jeremiah Kang'ombe (2016 ) Application of forecasting in determining efficiency of fisheries management strategies of artisanal Labeo mesops fishery of Lake Malawi .International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research ( )

34 . Emmanuel Kaunda , Dalo Njera, Daimon Kambewa, Charity Chonde, Dennis Kayambazinthu, (2016 ) Local Community Perspective about Challenges Affecting Farmer Organizations. Case of Selected Socioeconomic Characteristics of Members in Fish Farmer Organizations in Central Malawi .International Journal of Research in Agriculture and Forestry ( )

35 . Emmanuel Kaunda , Dalo Njera, Daimon Kambewa, Charity Chonde, Dennis Kayambazinthu, (2016 ) What Influences Capacity of Fish Farmer Organizations? Experiences of CARP Fish Farmer Organizations in Dowa and Mchinji District in Central Malawi .Modern Agricultural Science and Technology ( )

36 . Joseph Dzanja , Dalo Njera, Daimon Kambewa, Charity Chonde, Dennis Kayambazinthu, Emmanuel Kaunda, Lisungu Moyo, Msekiwa Matsimbe, and C. German and Msandu (2016 ) Member-Specific Characteristics Affecting Capacity of Farmer organisations in Promoting Fish Farming: Case of Dowa and Mchinji Districts in Malawi. .International Journal of Research in Agriculture and Forestry ( )

37 . Joshua Valeta , Jeremy Likongwe, Daud Kassam, D. Maluwa, Brino Chirwa (2016 ) Assessment of Apparent Effectiveness of Chemical Egg Disinfectants for Improved Artificial Hatching in Oreochromis karongae (Pisces: Cichlidae) .African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development ( )

38 . Apatsa Pearson Chilewa , Daud Kassam and Chiwanda V.J.M (2016 ) Assessment of growth and survival rates of African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus BURCHELL 1852) fry fed on soybean milk-based diets. International Journal of Aquaculture .International Journal of Aquaculture ( doi:10.5376/ija.2016.06.007 )