Research area: Identifying locally appropriate aquaculture production technologies for adoption by smallholder fish farmers contributing toward increased production of fish in Malawi.
Aquaculture has long fascinated Jacqueline Kazembe and she has dedicated her career to helping small- scale fish farmers in Malawi—most of whom are women—to increase their production and thus improve their livelihoods.
“I was always good in biology and it was almost an automatic decision to major in this in university,” says Kazembe. She graduated with a BSc in 1994 from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College, and went on to do a BSc Honors specializing in fishery science at Rhodes University in South Africa. She later joined the Department of Fisheries, working on a biodiversity conservation project in Lake Malawi with experts from Belgium, Canada, and South Africa.
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