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  1. Overview of the Department

The department of Agricultural Economics is one of the departments under College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Salale University. Since its establishment, the department is hardly devoted to achieve the mission and vision of HEI particularly Salale University through provision of quality education, research and community engagement. Currently, the department is running undergraduate and postgraduate program in regular and weekend respectively.

  1. Mission and Vision

Mission: To produce competent and qualified graduates through provision of quality education, conducting problem solving research and community services.

Vision: To empower students to acquire, demonstrate, articulate and value knowledge and skills that will support them, as life-long learners, to participate in and contribute to the global world and practice the core values of the school: respect, tolerance & inclusion, and excellence.

Motto: Devoted to academic excellence through Co-Creating quality.

  1. Number of Academic Staff by Academic Rank, Sex and Position

Currently, the department of agricultural economics has 16 academic staff. The number of academic staff by academic rank and academic position is illustrated in the following table.

Academic rank category

Quantity

Academic position

Quantity

Sex based on academic rank

Male

Female

Total

Graduate assistant I

1

BSc

3

-

1

1

Graduate assistant II

2

MSc

11

1

1

2

Lecturer

11

PhD

2

11

-

11

Assistant professor

2

Total

16

2

-

2

Total

16

Total

16

  1. Number of Program

The department of agricultural economics has undergraduate program in regular and postgraduate programs in weekend modality. The undergraduate students will be qualified in Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural economics while the postgraduate students will be qualified in Masters of Science degree in agricultural economics after successful completion of the program schedule.

  1. Number of Students by Sex, Modality and Program

Currently, the department of agricultural economics has are 63 active students (50 under graduates students in regular program and 13 post graduates students in weekend program). The number of students by sex and program is indicated in the following table.

Program

Modality

Number of students

Male

Female

Total

Undergraduates

Regular

35

15

50

Post graduates

Weekend

9

4

13

 

 

Total

63

  1. Name of academic staffs by academic rank and specialization

SN

Full Name

Academic Rank

Qualification

Area of specialization

1

Mr. Nigusu Abera Tadese

Lecturer

MSc

Agricultural Economics

2

Mr. Gadisa Girma Heyi

Lecturer

MSc

Agricultural Economics

3

Mr. Bedasa Terefa Belete

Lecturer

MSc

Agricultural Economics

4

Mr. Yimenu Kassa Guangul

Lecturer

MSc

Agricultural Economics

5

Mr. Bogale Belay Abegaz

Lecturer

MSc

Agricultural Economics

6

Mr. Tadele Anagaw Zewdu

Lecturer

MSc

Agricultural Economics

7

Mosisa Hirpesa Bulto

Assis. Professor

PhD

Agricultural Economics

8

Masresha Eskeziaw

Assis. Professor

PhD

Agricultural Economics

9

Megertu Gudeta Tuge

GA II

BSc

Agricultural Economics

10

Hamzia Abdulkadir

GA I

BSc

Agricultural Economics

11

Mohammed Seid

GA II

MSc candidate

Agricultural Economics

12

Getachew Chala

Lecturer

PhD candidate

Development Economics

13

Wakuma Dufera

Lecturer

PhD candidate

Development Economics

14

Meseret Birhane

Lecturer

PhD candidate

Economics

15

Zerihun Bekele

Lecturer

PhD candidate

Agricultural Economics

16

Hassen Nurhussen

Lecturer

PhD candidate

Agricultural Economics

  1. Number of Research Projects and Publication

In addition to the actual teaching-learning activities, the department is conducting a number of research projects. Some research output is published & the other is considered for publication on the reputable journal.

  1. Some of the Published Research

Article Title

Journal Name

Publisher Name

Published Year

Production Efficiency of Major Crops among Smallholder Farmers in Central Ethiopia

Journal of Agribusiness and rural Development

-

2021

1.      Land Grabbing and Smallholders in Ethiopia

Journal of poverty, investment and development

-

2020

2.      Determinants of Efficiency Variation in Milk Production: The Case of Agarfa District, Bale Zone of Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia

International Journal of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

Timeline Publication Pvt. Ltd.

2016

3.      Determinants of Participation in Contract Farming Among Smallholder Dairy Farmers: The Case of North Shewa Zone of Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia

Sustainable Agriculture Research

Canadian Center of Science and Education

2021

4.      The status and determinants of rural households food insecurity: The Case of North Shewa Zone Oromia Region, Ethiopia

Turkish Journal of Food and Agriculture Sciences

DergiPark

2022

  1. Facilities

The department has fully furnished econometric lab for teaching learning, research and community engagement. 

  1. Contact Information

Head Department Name: Nigusu Abera (MSc) 

Phone number: +251911897253

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6654-6346

 

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