Knowledge for a sustainable world

Understanding the value chains and post-harvest losses and waste of small pelagic fish in Malawi

The PhD research will explore: (i) through a socio-psychological framework/lens factors driving small-scale fishers’ strategies to reduce Postharvest Losses (PHL) in Lake Malawi and; (ii) bioeconomic modelling of the value chain (e.g. quantifying returns/losses etc. at various stages of the value chain).

Primary Supervisor: Baqir Lalani
Secondary Supervisor(s): John E Orchard , Stuart Bunting

Kingsley obtained his BSc. in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science in 2009 from the University of Malawi, Bunda College of Agriculture. He then worked as a research assistant for the Nepad-Fish Node at Bunda college for a year. In 2012, Kingsley also worked with the Natural Resources College as a part-time lecturer before Joining the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development under the fisheries department where he has worked as a Fisheries Research Officer. Under the Department of Fisheries, he focused his work on helping small scale fish processors develop low cost fish processing technologies and to reduce fish post-harvest losses.

In 2018, He obtained his MSc. In Aquaculture and Fisheries Science at the University of Malawi, Bunda College of Agriculture.

  • Banda James, Katundu Mangani, Chiwaula, Levison, Kanyerere Geoffrey, Ngochera, Maxon and Kamtambe Kingsley. (2017). Nutritional, Microbial and Sensory Quality of Solar Tent Dried (Samva Nyengo) and Open Sun Dried Copadichromis virginalis-Utaka (Pisces; Cichlidae). International Journal of Marine Science. (doi:
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