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Kwamena K Quagrainie

Agricultural Economics 

  • Clinical Engagement Asst Prof/AgEcon/FNR
Krannert Room 626

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Aquaculture Marketing Dir./Assist. Professor
KRAN Room 626
403 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Dr. Quagrainie has a shared appointment with College of Agriculture and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant. With his aquaculture research and expertise it gives him the opportunity to share resources through the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant program and Purdue.

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant combines research, education and outreach to empower southern Lake Michigan communities to secure a healthy environment and economy.

Research/ Centers - Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Facilities - Animal Care Facility, Aquatic Molecular Biology and Analytical Lab, Aquatic Ecology Research Lab, Aquaculture Research Lab, John S. Wright Center

Resources - Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Impacts (success stories with program activities, pdf 299kb)

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., Gvillo, R. M., Olynk, N., & Dennis, J. H. (2013). Are Midwestern Fish Retailers Willing to Pay More for Regionally Grown Fresh-on-ice Fish. Agricultural Sciences, 4(6A), 39-45. Retrieved from

Quagrainie, K. K., Ndanga, L. Z. B., & Dennis, J. H. (2013). Economically Feasible Options for Increased Women Participation in Kenyan Aquaculture Value Chain. Aquaculture, 414-415, 183-190. Retrieved from

Quagrainie, K. K., & Broughton, M. C. (2013). Economic Importance of the Aquaculture Industry in Indiana, 8. Retrieved from

Quagrainie, K. K., He, C., & Wang, H. H. (2013). Determinants of Shrimp Importation into the USA: An Application of an Augmented Gravity Model. Journal of Chinese Economics and Business Studies, 11(3), 219-228. Retrieved from

Quagrainie, K. K. (in press). The Market for Aquaculture Products: Market Efficiency and Global Competitiveness. England: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Books.

Quagrainie, K. K. (2011). Delineating Shoppers of Live Seafood in the Midwestern United States. Aquaculture Economics & Management, 15(3), 155-165.

Quagrainie, K. K. (2011). Factors Influencing the Purchase of Live Seafood in the North Central Region of the United States. Marine Resource Economics, 26(1), 59-74.

Quagrainie, K. K., Ngugi, C. C., & Amisah, S. (2010). Analysis of the use of credit facilities by small-scale fish farmers in Kenya. Aquaculture International, 18(3), 393-402.

Quagrainie, K. K., & Dennis, J. H. (2010). Forming an Effective Fish Farmers’ Marketing Cooperative in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Quagrainie, K. K., & Dennis, J. H. (2010). Marketing Strategies for Smallholder Fish Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, 4.