Aquaculture Marketing Specialist
Dr. Kwamena Quagrainie is an Aquaculture Marketing specialist working 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. He conducts research 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 fish farming budgets.
Kwamena also has extension responsibilities with a focus on providing assistance to aquaculture producers in pursuing and realizing economic and market development opportunities. He provides training and educational materials for farmers and Extension Educators in farm business management. His current project web site is:
Aquaculture Economics and Marketing Resources - a web site devoted to providing up-to-date information on aquaculture economics, fish farming budgets and marketing issues.
Kwamena is a member of USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) Aquatic Species Task Force-Aquaculture Working Group and also a project leader in USAID's Aquaculture and Fisheries Collaborative Research Support Program (AquaFish CRSP).
Kwamena came to the Sea Grant program from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where he was an assistant professor of aquaculture marketing for four years. Originally from Ghana, he received his doctorate in Agricultural Economics from the University of Alberta in Canada.
Department of Agriculture Economics
403 W. State Street, Room 626
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2056