Instructor name: - Gizachew Argaw

College: - Agriculture and Natural Resource

Department: - Agricultural Economics

Address:-Wolkite, Shewa, Ethiopia

Cell phone number: - +251913276137

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Research Interest


Research Areas



Agricultural technologies adoption

  • Evaluating determinants and Impact of various agricultural technology adoptions on farm incomes. Transaction costs associated with adoption and so on.


Value chain analysis of agricultural products 

  • Determination of the best pay-off outlets for market actors.
  • Price spread as well as integrations analysis



Social networks and livelihoods analysis in farm sectors

  • Role of social capitals in enhancing rural development. Deep analysis of the role of informal institutions on households’ welfare.

 Journal article/Book/Chapter publication


Published articles/book

Web link


Biru G., Mshenga, P. M., and Zemedu, L. (2016). Analysis of the Impact of Organic Fertilizer Use on Smallholder Farmers’ Income in Shashemene District, Ethiopia. International Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1(4): 117 – 124.



Biru G., Mshenga, P., and Zemedu, L. (2016). Analysing the Determinants of Adoption of Organic Fertilizer by Smallholder Farmers in Shashemene District, Ethiopia. Journal of Natural Sciences Research, 6(19):35 – 44.


Biru G., Mshenga, P., Zemedu, L. (2017).  Organic Fertilizer Adoption among Smallholder Farmers: Determinants and Income Effects. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. Saarbrucken, Germany.


 Instructor Name; Tsegamariam Dula                                                                                                                                                                                                

College; Agriculture and Natural Resource Management

Department; Agricultural Economics


                   Cellphone number;     +251 910 0630 96                                    

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Instructor biography

The author was born in1989 in Abeshege District of SNNP, Tachegna Geraba Rural Kebele Administration. He attended his elementary and junior secondary education in Raze-selase Elementary School from1997 to 2004. Then he attended his secondary education in the then Goro now Aberus Senior Secondary School from 2005 to 2008. After completion of his high school education, he joined Haramaya University for his Bachelor of Science study in 2006 and graduated in 2010 with BSc degree in Rural Development and Agricultural Extension.

Soon After graduation, he was employed in Alage Agricultural Technical Vocational Education and Training College as junior instructor of Agricultural Extension in Department of plant Sciences. And served there until he joined the School of Graduate Studies of Hawassa University to pursue his MSc study in Rural Development in July 2015. Instantaneous of his MSc. Graduation joined Wolkite University in July 2017


Research area

Detail explanation


Food security and climate change

Achieving sustainable food security in a world with a growing population, changing diets and a changing climate is a major challenge. More food is needed in the future but climate change means less food production potential and poor people will be hit the hardest.


Gender and development

Research on gender and development provides an understanding of what women and men do and how they relate to each other, but also an understanding of the ideas, conceptions and socio-material contexts that motivate and organize gender roles for development


Agricultural extension and communication

Agricultural extension and communication plays a crucial role in promoting agricultural productivity, increasing food security, improving rural livelihoods, and promoting agriculture as an engine of pro-poor economic growth.

 Article/journal/book/chapter publication


Article/journal/book/chapter name

Web link


Journal of culture, society and development

Ongoing research/community/project


Ongoing research/community/project name

Detail explanation

Working area and date of submission



Rural HouseholdsFood Security Status, Extent of Food Insecurity andCoping Mechanisms to Food Insecurity:The Case of Guraghe Zone,






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