Skip to main content
Fallys Masambuka-Kanchewa

Fally Masambuka-Kanchewa

  • Assistant Professor
Dr. Fally Masambuka-Kanchewa is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Communication. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in agricultural communication and extension. She is passionate about community development, specifically implementation of needs and evidence-based projects and programs. Her research focuses on exploring the role of communication as a science for understanding people’s behaviors and amplifying voices of the marginalized. The goal of her research is to identify ways for incorporating needs of various stakeholders when planning, implementing and evaluation agricultural policies programs and technologies. In addition, she is also interested in exploring factors influencing public perceptions and acceptance of scientific innovations and technologies. She has experience conducting research in Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and the U.S.

Contact Info

217c Curtis Hall
513 Farm House Lane
Social Media and Websites


  • B.S., Agricultural Extension, Bunda College of Agriculture, 2009
  • M.S., Agricultural Communication, Purdue Univeristy, 2013
  • Ph.D., Agricultural Communication, The Ohio State University, 2019


More Information

Selected Publications 

Masambuka-Kanchewa, F. Lamm, A. & Qu. S. (2022). Exploring the Impact of Agricultural Policies on the Documentation and Sharing of Indigenous Knowledge in Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development.4(4), 173-182 doi: 10.5897/JAERD2022.1331 

Masambuka-Kanchewa, F., & Lamm, A. (2022). CAES Graduate Students’ Perceptions of Scientists before and after Taking a Science Communication Course. Nacta Journal

Masambuka-Kanchewa, F., Rumble, J. & Buck, E. (2021) Exploring Differences in Communication Behaviors Between Organic and Conventional Farmers Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development.

Dobbins, C.E.*, Masambuka-Kanchewa, F., & Lamm, A. J., (2021). A Systematic Literature Review of the Intersection between Social Media and Cultural Identity: Implications for Agricultural and Environmental Communication. Journal of Applied Communications.105(2).

Lamm, K.W., Mulvaney, C., Lamm, A.J. Davis, K., Masambuka-Kanchewa F. & Nahdy, S. (2021). Model of success: Extension Services helping Ugandan youth find a career in Agriculture. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education. 28(3), 7-13

Masambuka-Kanchewa, F., Lamm, K.W., & Lamm, A.J. (2020). [ Special issue].Beyond diffusion of improved technologies to promoting innovation creation and information sharing for increased agricultural productivity: A case study for Malawi and Kenya. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education, 27(1), 79-92. doi: 10.5191/jiaee.2020.27106

Masambuka-Kanchewa, F., Rodriguez, M.T., Buck, E. & Lamm, A.J. Niewoehner- Green. J.  (2020). Impact of agricultural communication interventions on sustainable agricultural development in Malawi. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education.27(3), 131-161 doi: 10.5191/jiaee.2020.273116

Gibson, K. E.*, Lamm, A. J., Masambuka-Kanchewa, F., Fisher, P. R., & Gómez, C. (2020). Identifying indoor plant propagation research and education needs of specialty crop growers. HortTechnology.30(4),519-527.

Masambuka-Kanchewa, F., Lamm, K.W., & Lamm, A.J. (2020). Gate keepers in agricultural extension research: A retrospective analysis. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education.27(4), 94-110.doi:10.5191/jiaee.2020.27494

Lamm, K.W, Masambuka-Kanchewa F., Lamm, A.J., Davis, K., & Nahdy, S. (2020).Strengthening coordination among extension service providers for improved provision of agricultural extension and advisory services: A case study from Kenya. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education. 27(3), 18-26. doi: 10.5191/jiaee.2020.27318

Rodriguez, M., Erbaugh, Mattee A., M., Msuya, C., Masambuka F., & Cochran, G. (2019). Improving the training of frontline extension workers in Tanzania: A pilot curriculum reform initiative with the Ministry of Agriculture training institute at Ilonga. Journal of International Agricultural Education and Extension, 26(3) 105-120 doi:10.5191/jiaee.2019.26307.

Agunga, R., Rice, C.E.  Batchelder, C.L, Masambuka, F., Chilungo, S.  & Banda, C., (2012) An Analysis of HIV Risky Behaviors of University Students in Malawi: A Case Study of Bunda College and The Polytechnic, Journal of Development Communication and studies,2(1), 1-17.