Institut für Ernährungswirtschaft und Verbrauchslehre

Kassie, Dr. Girma Tesfahun

Research Area

Economic Valuation of Cattle Traits

 

Curriculum Vitae

Date of Birth:
 
March 1974
 
 
Nationality:
 
Ethiopian
 
 
Research Interests:
 
Agricultural Production Economics, Decision Choice Analysis, Valuation of Non-Traded Livestock Genetic Resources, Agricultural Risk Analysis, and Economic Impact of R& D investments.
 

 

Academics
Since
09/2004
PhD Candidate, Agricultural Economics, Georg-August University Goettingen, and University of Kiel, Germany.(To be completed in February 2008)  
09/2000 - 07/2002 MSC in Agricultural Economics, Department of Agricultural Economics, Alemaya University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
MSC Thesis: “Management of Moisture Stress Risk in Crop Production in North Eastern Ethiopia: The Case of Kalu District.
09/1990 - 07/1994 BSc in Agricultural Economics (with Distinction), Department of Agricultural Economics, Alemaya University of Agriculture Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

 

PhD Thesis

Economic valuation of the preferred traits of indigenous horo cattle in Ethiopia

Publications

Research Reports and Publications

  • Girma Tesfahun, Wondimu Bayu, and Adane Tesfaye, 2000. “Indigenous Crop Pest Management Techniques in Welo”. Pest Management Journal of Ethiopia. Number 4, Vol. 1 and 2: 97 -103. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Girma Tesfahun, 2002. “Management of Moisture Stress Risk in Crop Production in North Eastern Ethiopia: The Case of Kalu District”. Department of Agricultural Economics, Alemaya University. Alemaya, Ethiopia.  (MSc Thesis).
  • Girma Tesfahun, Getaw Tadesse, and Belete Birhanu, 2002. “Farmers' perception of Soil Erosion and Soil Conservation in Welo”. In: Tesfaye Zegeye, Legesse Dadi and Dawit Alemu (eds.) Proceedings of the workshop held to discuss the socioeconomic research results of 1998-2002. August 6-8, 2002. Ethiopian Agricultural Research Organization .Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Book I: 97 – 105.
  • Girma Tesfahun, Wondimu Bayu, and Getaw Tadesse, 2002. “On-Farm Performance of Sorghum Variety (Meko) in the Lowlands of Welo”. In: Tesfaye Zegeye, Legesse Dadi and Dawit Alemu (eds.) Proceedings of the workshop held to discuss the socioeconomic research results of 1998-2002. August 6-8, 2002. Ethiopian Agricultural Research Organization .Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Book I: 115 – 123.
  • Getaw Tadesse and Girma Tesfahun, 2004. “Farmers’ Adoption of Wheat and Barley Technologies in the Highlands of Welo”. Proceedings of the Tenth Conference, 19-21 June 2001, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Crop Science Society of Ethiopia (CSSE). 2004. Sebil. Vol. 10: 234-245.
  • Girma Tesfahun, Tadesse Adgo, and Seid Yassin.  “Agricultural Development Efforts and Lessons of a Decade in the Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia”. Launching and planning workshop for Improving Productivity and Market Success of Ethiopian Farmers. June 30 – July 2, 2004. MoARD/ILRI, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Online published:http://www.ipms-ethiopia.org/content/files/Documents/workshops-Meetings/Project_Launching/Agricultural%20Development%20(Amhara).pdf )
  • C. Wollny and G. Tesfahun, 2005. “Post tsunami disaster livestock development: Can the vulnerability be reduced?” The case of Aceh, Indonesia.  J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 83, Suppl. 1/J. Dairy Sci. Vol. 88, Suppl. 1. (Accessible on:www.fass.org/2005/abstracts/05abs362.pdf ) (Abstract).
  • Clemens B. A. Wollny, Girma Tesfahun and Samadi, 2005. “Revitalizing Livelihoods of Tsunami Victims in Aceh, Indonesia, by Investing on Flood Risk Sensitive Livestock Development”. Paper Presented on the 56th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production June 5-8, 2005, Uppsala, Sweden (Accessible onhttp://www.eaap.org/uppsala/Papers/Added/L4.8_Wollny.pdf - password uppsalapapers).
  • Workneh Ayalew, Adam Drucker, Clemens Wollny, Olorounto D. Koudande, Faustin Vidogbena, Hippolyte Dossa, Lemma Gizachew, Ulfina Galmessa, Girma Tesfahun Kassie, Brigitte Kaufmann, Harun Warui, Guyo Haro, 2005. “Improving the Livelihoods of Poor Livestock-Keepers through Community-Based Management of Indigenous Farm Animal Genetic Resources in Africa”. Deutscher Tropentag, October 11-13, 2005, Hohenheim, Germany. (Poster).
  • Girma Tesfahun Kassie, Bezabih Emana, Niang Abdulai, Clemens Wollny, 2005. “Moisture Stress Risk Management to Cope with Food Insecurity in Ethiopia”. Deutscher Tropentag, October 11-13, 2005, Hohenheim, Germany. Abstract accessible onhttp://www.tropentag.de/2005/proceedings/node285.html.  (Poster).
  • Girma Tesfahun, Bezabih Emana, and Niang Abdoulaye. 2006. “Managing Moisture Stress Risk to Cope with Food Insecurity in Kalu District, North Eastern Ethiopia”.Ethiopian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 6 (1): 17 -34.
  • Girma Tesfahun, Bezabih Emana, and Niang Abdulaye. 2006. “Efficiency of Moisture Stress Risk Coping Strategies in North Eastern Ethiopia: Application of Mean-Variance Efficiency Analysis”. In: Edilegnaw Wale, Senait Regassa, Demissie G/Michael and Bezabih Emana (eds.) Reversing Rural poverty in Ethiopia: Dilemmas and Critical Issues. Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Society of Ethiopia. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Pp. 77-94.
  • Girma Tesfahun Kassie, Clemens Wollny, Awudu Abdulai, Adam G. Drucker, and Workneh Ayalew. 2006. “Farmers’ Preferences of Phenotypic Traits in Cattle Production and Marketing: A Case Study in Central Ethiopia”. Tropentag 2006 - Prosperity and Poverty in a Globalised World: Challenges for Agricultural Research. 11 -13, October 2006, Bonn, Germany. Accessible onhttp://www.tropentag.de/2006/abstracts/posters/100.pdf (poster),http://www.tropentag.de/2006/abstracts/full/100.pdf (full text).
 

Selected Presentations on Conferences

  • Girma Tesfahun, Adane Tesfaye, Wondimu Bayu, Mesfin Dejene, and Yigardu Mulat. “The Nature and Ways to Prevent Famine in Welo: North Eastern Ethiopia”. Paper presented on the symposium on situation analysis and prevention of famine in the Amhara region. May 14-17, 2004. Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
  • Girma Tesfahun Kassie, Clemens Wollny, Awudu Abdulai, Adam G. Drucker, and Workneh Ayalew. “Economic Valuation of Phenotypic Traits:  An impetus for Market Orientation of Livestock Production Systems?” 14th Annual Conference of the Ethiopian Society of Animal Production. 5-7 September 2006, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Girma Tesfahun Kassie, Clemens Wollny, Awudu Abdulai, Adam G. Drucker, and Workneh Ayalew. “Preferences of Phenotypic Traits in Central Ethiopia: What are the implications for Cattle Production and Marketing Decisions of farmers?” 14th Annual Conference of the Ethiopian Society of Animal Production. 5-7 September 2006, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
 

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office:   MS-Word, MS-Power point, MS-Excel
  • Statistical and Mathematical Software:    SPSS, NLOGIT, STATA, BIOGEME, @RISK, LINDO.