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Fallys Masambuka-Kanchewa

Fallys Masambuka-Kanchewa

  • Assistant Professor
Dr. Fallys Masambuka-Kanchewa is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in agricultural communication focusing on international development and a minor in rural sociology from The Ohio State University, a masters degree in Agricultural Communication from Purdue University and a Bachelors degree in agricultural Extension from Bunda College of Agriculture. Her research focuses on the study of communication as a science for understanding people’s behavior. Specifically, she focuses on exploring the use of communication as an empowerment tool for amplifying the voices of the marginalized as well as for informing policy and agricultural technology development.

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217c Curtis Hall
513 Farm House Lane
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  • 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


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Selected Publications 

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.