Edwin Kenamu

Current Position

Doctoral Researcher, University of Goettingen, RTG 2654 Sustainable Food Systems, Subproject B6 Food environments and the triple burden of malnutrition (Prof. Colen)

Research Interests

Social Protection
Agricultural and Development Economics
Applied microeconometrics


  • 10/2021- Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, University of Goettingen, Germany
  • 11/2015-09/2018 Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi
  • 02/2010-11/2013 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics, University of Malawi, Malawi

Professional Experience

  • 03/2018-02/2021 Research Analyst, International Food Policy Research Institute, Malawi
  • 01/2014-11/2015 Agricultural Economist, Data Management Solutions, Malawi
  • 08/2012-10/2012 Intern (Agricultural Economist), Trustees of Agricultural Promotion Programme, Malawi


A. Peer reviewed

  • 1. Duchoslav, J.; Kenamu, E. ; Thunde, J. 2023. "Targeting hunger or votes? The political economy of humanitarian transfers in Malawi" World Development. DOI:10.1016/j.worlddev.2022.106179. .
  • 2. Mkandawire, D., Gbegbelegbe, S. D., Yami, M., Nsenga, J., Yami, M., and Kenamu, E., (2023). Analysing Urban and Peri-Urban Youth Employment in Agribusiness in Malawi. Plos One (Forthcoming).
  • 3. Bell, A. R., Ward, P. S., Mapemba, L., Nyirenda, Z., Msukwa, W., & Kenamu, E. (2018). Smart subsidies for catchment conservation in Malawi. Scientific data, 5 (1), 1-8.
  • 4. Maguza-Tembo, F., Mangison, J., Edris, A. K., & Kenamu, E. (2017). Determinants of adoption of multiple climate change adaptation strategies in Southern Malawi: An ordered probit analysis. Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, 9(1), 1-7.

B. Working papers

  • 1. Kenamu, E., and Colen, L. (2023). Estimating nutritional effects of Malawi’s 2015/16 drought. Univesity of Goettingen
  • 2. Kenamu, E., Mapemba, L. D., Phiri, H., Amanor-Boadu, V., & Ross, K. (2021). Heterogeneity in frequency of common beans consumption in Malawi: the case of red kidney variety in Lilongwe city.
  • 3. Duchoslav, J., & Kenamu, E. (2018). Are social safety nets and input subsidies reaching the poor in Malawi? (Vol. 26). Intl Food Policy Res Inst.
  • 4. Mapemba, L., Ward, P., Bell, A., Kenamu, E., Nyirenda, Z., & Msukwa, W. (2019). Farmer Risk Perceptions about Conservation Agriculture: Insights from Malawi.

C. Other scientific reports

  • 1. Duchoslav, J., Kenamu, E., Gilbert, R., Baulch, B., Palloni, G., & Gilligan, D. O. (2020). Building resilience and adaptation to climate change in Malawi: Quantitative baseline report. Intl Food Policy Res Inst.
  • 2. Duchoslav, J., & Kenamu, E. (2019). Quantitative evaluation of 2016 Food Insecurity Response Program (FIRP) in Malawi.


  • English (Fluent)
  • Chichewa (Native)

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