Kebebew Assefa

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Position Title
Senior Researcher, Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research

Unit
MRR Innovation Lab Principal Investigator

Bio

Kebebew Assefa is a senior researcher in plant (teff) breeding and genetics at the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) and national coordinator of teff research in Ethiopia at Debre Zeit Agricultural Research Center of EIAR. He has initiated several international and regional partnerships in agricultural research and conducted many research projects with collaborators from Eastern Africa, Europe and the US. He is a recipient of several research awards and fellowships, including the FAO/IAEA Third Group Fellowship Training, research associate at Texas Tech University and National Gold Medal Award for Problem-Solving Research Achievements in teff as the leader of the research team. Kebebew He obtained his Ph.D. in plant breeding and genetics from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.