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Nigussie Dechassa (PhD), Center Leader

Professor of Horticulture/Plant Nutrition

Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Leader, Africa Center of Excellence for Climate Smart Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation
Haramaya University
P.O.Box 138
Dire Dawa
Ethiopia
Tel: +251 255530320
Fax: +251 255530325
Skype: nigussie.dechassa1
 

I. EDUCATION


1. Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany, Horticulture/Plant Nutrition, PhD, July 2001
2. Wye College, University of London, England, Tropical and subtropical Horticulture and Crop Science, MSc, Oct. 1992.
3. Alemaya University (now Haramaya University), Ethiopia, Plant Sciences, BSc, July 1989

 

II. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES


Teaching, research, and community engagement at Haramaya University 1993 up to 1997 and from 2002 up to now.
Research engagement:
Doing research on crop improvement and agronomic practices
Achievements (Technology generation):
• Co-improved and released one carrot (Daucus carota L) variety and one garlic (Allium staiva L) variety (2014)
• Improved and released two high yielding potato (Solanum tuberosum) varieties named Gabbisa and Challa (2005)
• Improved and co-released two high-yielding sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) varieties named Adu and Barkume (2008).

 

Teaching, research, and community engagement at Haramaya University 1993 up to 1997 and from 2002 up to now.
Research engagement:
Doing research on crop improvement and agronomic practices
Achievements (Technology generation):
• Co-improved and released one carrot (Daucus carota L) variety and one garlic (Allium staiva L) variety (2014)
• Improved and released two high yielding potato (Solanum tuberosum) varieties named Gabbisa and Challa (2005)
• Improved and co-released two high-yielding sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) varieties named Adu and Barkume (2008).
Research supervision
• Supervised PhD dissertation research of ten students to completion (2008 up to now)
• Currently supervising the PhD dissertation research of four more students
• Supervised MSc thesis research of over 80 students to completion (2008 up to now)
• Examined MSc theses and PhD dissertations of students at Haramaya University, Jimma University, and Hawassa University
• Motivated local and expatriate staff as well as farmers to form research and extension groups for participative research, technology generation, demonstration and validation of best practices for increasing agricultural production, as director of research as well as vice-president for research affair at Haramaya University (2008 up to now)
Other professional services
• Editor-in-Chief of the East African Journal of Sciences (2013-now)
• Drafted. edited, and published Research Thematic Areas of Haramaya University (2014)
• Served as technical editorial board member of the East African Journal of Sciences (2011 up to 2013)
• Drafted, edited, and published the Student Code of Conduct 2007 of Haramaya University (2007)

Education

Degree Name PhD

Field Of Study Horticulture/Plant Nutrition

Dates attended or expected graduation – 

Degree Name Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Field Of Study Horticulture/Plant Nutrition

Dates attended or expected graduation – 

 

Hire Date
December 9, 2010
Birthday
December 18
Job Title
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