Biruk Fikadu Gebreyess (MSc.)


Steinstr. 19
37213 Witzenhausen
Kloster, 1128


Biruk Fikadu Gebreyess is a PhD student in the section of international agricultural policy and environmental governance of Kassel University.

He achieved his master of science in agricultural sciences (rural development and agricultural extension) from Harmala University, Ethiopia in 2011. He completed his bachelor of science studies in two programs in Ethiopia; bachelor of science in agricultural extension from Harmaya University in 2006 and bachelor of arts in economics from Jimma University in 2017. He has been working as an assistant professor and researcher at Jimma University college of agriculture and veterinary medicine in Ethiopia since 2011. Beforehand, he worked as an instructor at Agarfa Agricultural Technical Vocational Educational and Training (ATVET) college in Ethiopia from 2006 to 2011. Currently, he is working on his PhD research project titled Governance and performances of coffee farmers’ cooperative unions and coffee farming investor owned firms in south west Ethiopia”. His research interest areas are agricultural governance/institutions, agricultural technologies/ innovations and communication, and socio-economic research activities related to agricultural and rural livelihood.


  • Jebessa, G. M., Fikadu, B., Chalchisa, T., Tadese, A., Berhanu, A., Hailu, D., & Seid, A. (2023). Impacts of crossbreed dairy cow adoption on women dietary diversity in southwestern Ethiopia. Journal of Agriculture and Food Research, 12, 100544.
  • Daniso, B.; Muche, M., Biruk Fikadu, Melaku, E., Lemma, T. (2020). Assessment of rural households’ mobile phone usage status for rural innovation services in Gomma Woreda, Southwest Ethiopia. J. Cogent Food & Agriculture , 6 (1).
  • Gebreyess, B.F; Amare, A. (2019). Water harvesting technologies in semi-arid and arid areas. Journal of degraded and mining lands management, 7(1): 1921-1928.
  • Gebreyess, B.F, Mohammed, M. (2019). Parent’s Perception about Girls Education and Students’ Dropout Rate in Selected Primary Schools of Hadiya Zone, Ethiopia. Am. Sci.Res Journal for engine.,tech.&Sci, 54(1):203-212.
  • Daniso, B.; Muche, M., Biruk Fikadu, Melaku, E., Lemma, T. (2018). Analysis of Rural Households’ Mobile Phone Utilization Decision for Rural Innovation Services in Gomma Woreda, Southwest Ethiopia. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 9(21):1-12.
  • Gebreyess, B.F., Zeray, N., Wodaje, B., Bonsa, D, Asfaw, H. (2017). Perceived shortcomings of Mirte stove in Ethiopia: The case of Agarfa District, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Journal of Agricultural Extension. 9(3): 39-46.


  • Gebreyess, B.F. (2011). Factors Influencing Adoption of Fuel Efficient Injera Baking Stove: The case of Agarfa District, Oromia Region, Ethiopia.