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SGSellassie

Research Fellow   Samuel Gebreselassie Wari
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  Division: Agriculture and Natural Resource
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Email: sgebreselassie@gmail.com , sgebreselassie@eeaecon.org

Cell: + 251 (0) 912 617188

P.O.Box 20004, code 1000, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Samuel is an agricultural economist with a Doctoral degree in agricultural economics from University of Bonn, Germany. Currently, he is a research fellow in Agricultural, Rural Development and Environmental Economics. He has over 20 years experience in research and consultancy/advisory role in diverse areas including

 

  • Agriculture and Rural development – policy, institutions etc,
  • Marketing, Commercialization and value Chain Analysis
  • Input Market, and productivity analysis
  • Food Security, Poverty and Safety Net
  • Land and Land Policy, Market, Security, etc
  • Natural Resources Use, and Cooperatives

 

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I.                   Rural Land – Policy, Market, Land registration and certification, tenure security, investment

1.       Land Registration and Certification in Ethiopia: Progress, impact assessment and Evaluation of the Ethiopia’s Second stage Land Certification Program. A forth coming publication to be submitted to  Ethiopia, Strengthening Land Administration Program (ELAP) Office, which financed the study.

2.       Samuel Gebre-Selassie (2006). Recent Experiences of Land Rental Markets in Ethiopia: Role of Market on Equity and Efficiency and Policy Implications. Paper Presented at a Workshop on Land Agricultural Development in Ethiopia. Forum for Social Studies and the Ethiopian Economic Association, June 2005, Addis Abeba Hilton. Later published in the conference proceeding.

3.       Samuel Gebre-selassie (2006). Land, Land Policy and Smallholder Agriculture
in Ethiopia.  A Policy Brief Paper prepared for and presented at the Future Agricultures Consortium Meeting at Institute of Development Studies, UK, 20-22 march 2006. www.future-agricultures.org

4.       Berhanu Nega, Berhanu Adnewe and Samuel Gebre-Selassie (2003): Current Land Policy Issues in Ethiopia. In: P.Groppo (ed.), Land Reform: Land Settlement and Cooperatives. Special edition, World Bank and FAO. ISSN 0251-1894.

5.       Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin, Berhanu Adnew, Samuel Gebre-Selassie, and Berhanu Nega, 2002.Tenure Security and Land-related Investment: Evidences from Ethiopia. Policy Research Working Paper 2991. The World Bank, Development Research Group, Rural Development. March 2003.

6.      Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin, Berhanu Adnew and Samuel Gebre-Selassie, and Mulat Demeke 2002. Market and Non-market Transfers of Land in Ethiopia. Implications for Efficiency, Equity and Non-farm Development. Policy Research Working Paper 2992. The World Bank, Development Research Group, Rural Development. March 2003.

7.      Berhanu Nega, Berhanu Adnew and Samuel Gebre-Selassie, 2002. Land Tenure and Economic Development in Ethiopia: The need for new thinking and pragmatic approach in dealing with the problem. A paper presented at a Regional Workshop on Land Institutions and Land Policy Consultations for a World Bank Policy Research Report, Kampala, Uganda, April 29 - May 2, 2002.

II.                Natural Resources, Environment and Population

 

1.      Samuel Gebre-Selassie (2007). The Need for Enhanced Cross-sectoral Policy Coordination towards Sustainable Forest Management in Ethiopia: Lessons Learnt from Two Case Studies. A Chapter of a book published by CABI publishers. The paper was also presented at the Anglophone Africa Workshop organized jointly by FAO and ICRAF on Cross Sectoral Policy Planning in Nairobi on June 2005.

2.      Samuel Gebre-selassie (2006). Population, Environment and Agricultural Development in Ethiopia: Could The Dismal Prediction of Malthus Explain the Reality in Ethiopia?  A Policy Brief Paper Prepared for the Future Agricultures Consortium Meeting at Institute of Development Studies, UK.  www.future-agricultures.org

 

III.             Food Security, Livelihoods, Food/Cash Aid etc

1.      Samuel Gebreselassie (2009). Can Ethiopia Realize a Better Agriculture in its Third Millennium: The Role and Dilemma of High Farm Prices in Ethiopia’. A paper published at the Future Agricultures website www.future-agriculture.org

2.      Samuel Gebre-selassie (2006). Food Aid and Smallholder Agriculture in Ethiopia. A Policy Brief Paper prepared for and presented at the Future Agricultures Consortium Meeting at Institute of Development Studies, UK, 20-22 march 2006. www.future-agricultures.org

  1. Samuel Gebre-Selassie (2004): Food Insecurity and Poverty in Ethiopia: Evidences and Lessons from Wollo: Working paper 3/2004, EEA/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute.
  2. Samuel Gebre-selassie and Tesfaye Beshah (2003). Impact Assessment of Cash-for-Relief Project in South and North Wollo Zones, Ethiopia. Paper presented at the Donor Assistance Group Meeting, Addis Abeba, March 19, 2004.

5.      Samuel Gebre-selassie (2006). Food Aid and Smallholder Agriculture in Ethiopia. A Policy Brief Paper prepared for and presented at the Future Agricultures Consortium Meeting at Institute of Development Studies, UK, 20-22 march 2006. www.future-agricultures.org

 

 

IV.             Agriculture and Rural Development: Policy, Marketing, commercialisation …

  1. Samuel Gebreselassie (2012). Production and Marketing of Vegetables among smallholders in Ethiopia. A paper Submitted and accepted to be presented at the forthcoming 8th Congress of African Farm Management Association to be held from November 25th to 29th, 2012 in Nairobi.
  2. Samuel Gebreselassie (2012). The Role of Market-driven Approach in the Promotion and Expansion of Vegetable Value Chains in Lume District of Ethiopia. A forthcoming Working paper to be published by the EEA/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute.

3.      Samuel Gebreselassie (2010). Creating new markets via smallholder irrigation: The case of irrigation-led smallholder commercialization in Lume district,  Ethiopia. A study commissioned by Future Agriculture Consortium and presented at the third conference of the Association of African Agricultural Economists which was took place from 19 to 23 September 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa.

4.      Kay Sharp, Eva Ludi and Samuel Gebreselassie (2008). Commercilization of Farming in Ethiopia: Which Pathway? Ethiopian Journal of Economics, Volume XVI, Number 1. The paper was originally produced for the Future Agricultues Consortium and presented at the Fifth International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy held on June 7-9 at UNECA conference center.

5.      Samuel Gebre-Selassie and Kay Sharp (2008). Commercilization of Smallholder Agriculture in Major Tef-growing Areas of Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Economics, Volume XVI, Number 1. The paper was originally produced for the Future Agricultues Consortium and presented at the Fifth International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy held on June 7-9 at UNECA conference center.

6.      Samuel Gebre-Selassie and Eva Ludi (2008).Agricultural Commercilization in Coffee Growing Areas of Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Economics, Volume XVI, Number 1. The paper was originally produced for the Future Agricultues Consortium and presented at the Fifth International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy held on June 7-9 at UNECA conference center.

7.      Samuel Gebre-selassie (2006). Intensification of Smallholder Agriculture in Ethiopia: Options and Scenarios. Policy Brief Paper prepared for and presented at the Future Agricultures Consortium Meeting at Institute of Development Studies, UK, 20-22 march 2006. www.future-agriculture.org

8.      Samuel Gebre-Selassie (2004): The Roles of Agriculture in the Development Process:
Recent Experiences from Ethiopia. Paper presented at the inaugural symposium of the African Agricultural Economists Association on December 6 – 9, 2004, Nairobi.

9.      Samuel Gebre-selassie, 2002. ADLI and Ethiopian Agriculture: Potentials and limitations of ADLI to deal with the problem of Ethiopian Agriculture and Rural Poverty. A paper prepared for PUBLIC VOICE: Special Issue: PRSP:  Capacity building and Civil Society Participation program. Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute.

10.  Samuel Gebre-Selassie, 1994. The Economics of Coffee and Versus Food Crop Production.
The Case of Gomma Coffee Improvement Project, South West Ethiopia. Unpublished
M.Sc. Thesis, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.

 

V.                Agricultural Information Management and Extension

1.      Samuel Gebre-Selassie, 2001. The Development of Integrated Management Information
 Systems for Agricultural  Extension Institutions of Developing Countries: The Case of  Ethiopian Regional Agricultural Development Bureaus. Published Ph.D.  Dissertation,  ISBN 3-8265- 8569-0. Shaker Verlag, Aachen,Germany.

2.      Helbig, R., Samuel G/S.,and Schiefer G., 2001.Information Requirement Analysis and System Development for Agricultural Extension Institutions. A paper in the Pipeline to be appeared in an international journal.

3.      Samuel Gebre-Selassie and Schiefer G., 1999. A Conceptual  Method for the Assessment of Information Needs for Agricultural Extension Agencies of Less Developed Countries: An Empirical Study on Ethiopia. University of Bonn-ILB. ISBN 3- 932887-13-1. Bonn,    Germany.

4.      Samuel Gebre-Selassie and Schiefer G., 1999. Agricultural Extension in Ethiopia. University of  Bonn-ILB. ISBN  3-932887-12-3. Bonn, Germany.

5.      Samuel Gebre-Selassie, 1996. Extension Coverage, Beneficiaries Response and Adoption Study in two Coffee Growing Areas of South West Ethiopia. A Research Conducted for the Ethiopian Science and Technology Commission, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.

 

IV. Other topics

1.                     Samuel Gebreselassie (2011).  Spatial Equity in the Provision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) Services: Evidence from Selected Area-Based Case Studies. Study Commissioned by Water Aid and conducted for the EEA/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute.

2.                     Samuel Gebre-selassie (2006). Pastoralism and Its Future in Ethiopia. A Policy Brief Paper Prepared for the Future Agricultures Consortium Meeting at Institute of Development Studies, UK, 20-22 march 2006. www.future-agricultures.org

 

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