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Bizualem  Assefa

Bizualem Assefa

Agribusiness and Value Chain Management - Head, Department

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                                Biography

The instructor was graduated from Jimma University with B.Sc degree in Agricultural Economics on June 10, 2010. Soon after the graduation, he was employed in Samara University on September 20, 2010 and served it until March 14, 2013. He then went back to Jimma University again for his M.Sc program and graduated with M.Sc degree in Agribusiness and Value Chain Management (ABVM) on June 25, 2015. Since then he went back to Samara University and served it as a lecturer and head of the department of Agribusiness and Value Chain Management (ABVM) until August 6, 2016. Since August 7, 2016 up to now he has been serving Wolkite University as a lecturer; and as a head of the department of Agribusiness and Value Chain Management since November 15, 2016. He has in general more than seven years of work experience in the higher academic institutions of which exposures in academic activities, researches, community services, creating partnerships, and academic leadership are part and parcel of it. He has experiences in research undertakings and community services; and has been conducting researches of which he published around four articles. He also presented different research works on both national and international conferences of which some of them are available online. He has also done few seminars and make available online for the reader. He authored and makes available two academic modules.He is a member in different professional associations (EEA, ESRDAE, and ECSS).

 He has also delivered training on pre- and post-harvest management of horticultural crops for Development Agents (DAs); coordinated and delivered training on Career and Entrepreneurship Development for graduating students. Beside his regular academic knowledge, he also took number of short term trainings on value chain development, entrepreneurship and value chain management in and outside the country (The Netherlands). Hehas also adequate experience and usage of statistical software packages (like SPSS, STATA,GretlEpiData,etc.), and knowledge of statistical and econometric analysis of any problem under his field of specialization. Again, beyond the academic knowledge, hehas accumulated leadership and management capabilities. He has been serving the University responsibly, effectively, impartially, transparently, kindly, honestly, and patiently throughout the year there by one of his former University testified him as the best Academic Leader of the year 2008 E.C. As part of Samara University, he was a project member of the Netherlands NUFFIC project (NICHE/ETH/019) for last five years since 2011. In his future career, he would like to engage in works related with innovative business developments working for the poor and the disadvantaged groups, agribusiness and value chain approached development projects, and conducting researches.

Article/Journal/Book/Chapter Publications

  1. EfaGobena Tura and Bizualem Assefa (2017). Sources of Income Inequality among Farm Households in Ethiopia; Using Gini Coefficient Approach. American Based Research Journal. Vol-6-Issue-8 Aug-2017 ISSN (2304-7151). http://www.abrj.org/publications-of-abrj/2017-08/. Published.
  1. Bizualem Assefa,DegyeGoshu and ZekariasShumeta (2015). Determinants of Coffee Value Addition by Smallholder Farmers in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia. International Scholars Journals (ISJ-15-2026). Accepted.
  1. Bizualem Assefa (2016). A Review on the Potential of Value Chain for Rural Economic Development in Ethiopia. International Journal of Current Science (IJCS); ISSN 2250-1770.INT J CURR SCI 2016, 19(3): E 39-52. Published.
  1. Bizualem Assefa, DegyeGoshu and ZekariasShumeta (2015). Analysis of marketed surplus of coffee by smallholder farmers in Jimma zone, Ethiopia. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare. www.iiste.org, ISSN 2224-3208 (Paper) ISSN 2225-093X (Online), Vol.5, No.5, 2015. Published

Seminar

  1. Bizualem Assefa,GashawGuben, and MetagesBelete (2013). Driving Forces of Yield Differences in Small Scale Food Crop Farming System in Ethiopia.https://www.scribd.com/document/150700479/Agribusiness-Organization-and-Management-Seminar.Online available.

Presentations

Presentations

  1. Bizualem Assefa (2015). Coffee Value Addition in Limmu-Kossa and Gomma Districts of Jimma Zone, Ethiopia. http://www.q-point-bv.nl/seminar-value-chain-management-2-en-3-december-2015/?lang=en.Online Published
  1. Bizualem Assefa (2017). Household Level Gender Roles and Empowerment in a Coffee Value Chain in Gomma and Limmu Kossa Districts of Jimma Zone, Ethiopia. Presented on inaugural conference of Ethiopian coffee science society (ECSS), April 2017, Jimma, Ethiopia. Abstract published.
  1. Bizualem Assefa (2017). Value Chain Analysis of Coffee in Jimma Zone of Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Presented on inaugural conference of Ethiopian coffee science society (ECSS), April 2017, Jimma, Ethiopia. Abstract published.
  1. Co-authored an instructional module on ‘Agricultural Project Planning & Analysis in Pastoral and Agro-Pastoral context’, 2016.
  2. Authored a course module of ENTREPRENEURSHIP in Wolkite University, 2017

Unpublished Research Works

  1. Value Chain Analysis of Tomato in Assayita and Dubti Districts of Afar Region, Ethiopia
  2. Value Chain Analysis of Teff in Abeshge and Cheha Districts of Gurage Zone, Ethiopia
  3. Analysing factors affecting the adoption inorganic fertilizer for crop production in Gomma district, Jimma Zone, Ethiopia.

Community Service Delivered

  1. Delivered training on pre- and post-harvest management of horticultural crops for Development Agents (DAs) of Afar Regional state, Ethiopia, 2012.
  2. Deliveredtraining on career and entrepreneurship development for graduating students of Samara University, 2016.
  3. Delivered training on career and entrepreneurship development for graduating students of Wolkite University, 2017.

On-going Research work

  1. The Role of Agricultural Cooperatives on the Livelihood of Farm Householdsin Gurage Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia
  2. Value Chain Analysis of Potato in Gurage Zone, Ethiopia

On-going Community Service

  1. Community service on training of development agents on ‘the provision of value chain oriented extension service’ in Gurage zone, Ethiopia.
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