Agriculture WG

Firew Tegegne

Firew Tegegne is the President of Bahir Dar University. He got his PhD in Animal Nutrition from Humboldt University. He won international research and capacity building grants and received certificate of recognition from CGIAR Gender and Diversity Program. He has several publications in his field.

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Esayas Gelaye

Esayas Gelaye received his Ph.D. in Virology/Biotechnology from BOKU University, Austria. He is a Senior Researcher and Deputy Director General at the National Veterinary Institute (NVI) of Ethiopia, Debre Zeit. He is a peer reviewer for four international journals, authored, and co-authored several research publications. He has developed and improved veterinary vaccines for seven livestock […]

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Wubalem Tadesse

Wubalem Tadesse received his Ph.D. in Forest Genetics and Tree improvement from Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain. He is a Senior Researcher at Ethiopian Environment and Forest Research Institute (EEFRI) and the Chairperson of Ethiopian Forestry Society (EFS). He is the Chairperson of Ethiopian Forestry Society of (EFS), Focal person of UNESCO Future Earth Initiative […]

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Getachew Agegnehu

Getachew Agegnehu is a Lead Researcher at EIAR. He earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Management (Soil Science) from James Cook, Australia. He participated in the drafting of National Agricultural Research and Development Strategies and guidelines for the EIAR and Ministry of Agriculture. He has published about 33 research articles in peer-reviewed journals in […]

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Chilot Yirga

Chilot Yirga has a Ph.D. in Natural Resource/Environmental Economics from University of Pretoria, South Africa.  He is a Lead Researcher and the Deputy Director General for Administration and Capacity Building at Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR). He received several grants from BMGF, USAID, etc. and led the preparation of Ethiopian Agricultural Research System Roadmap […]

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Aberra Melesse

Aberra Melesse is a Professor of Animal Breeding and Genetics at Hawassa University. He has a Ph.D. in Animal Breeding from Martin-Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Animal Breeding and Husbandry, Germany. He has produced over 100 publications in peer reviewed international journals. He served his University in various leadership positions such as Department Head and […]

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Gobena Ameni

Gobena Ameni is Professor of Immunology/Microbiology at the Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology (Addis Ababa University), where he served for the last 17 years. He has a PhD in Immunology/Microbiology. He has served as external examiner of researches by DVM/MSc/PhD students in different local and international universities. Since 1997, he has been a principal investigator […]

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Getnet Assefa

Getnet Assefa is a lead researcher on feed resources and animal nutrition at Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR). He has a PhD in Animal Nutrition and Feed Resource Production/Management from Humboldt University, Germany. He has served as the livestock research director of the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research. He is a recipient of the Lead […]

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Gete Zeleke

Gete Zeleke is an agricultural engineer currently serving as the Director of the Water and Land Resources Center (WLRC) affiliated with Addis Ababa University. He has a PhD in Natural Resources Management from the University of Bern, Switzerland. He served as African Coordinator for Global Mountain Programme (GMP) of the CGIAR Centers, Addis Ababa and was […]

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Getachew Gebru

Getachew Gebru has a Ph.D. degree in Animal Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison.  As President of Ethiopian Society of Animal Production (ESAP), he has led ESAP to become an umbrella organization and a platform for dialogue on policy issues. He is a member of the livestock sector analysis and master plan team at the International Livestock Research […]

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