RTG 1666: Transformation of Global Agri-Food Systems


Dr. Bethelhem Legesse Debela was a GlobalFood member from 2015-2017. The information on this site reflects the status at the point of leaving GlobalFood.

Occupation after leaving GlobalFood
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chair of International Food Economics and Rural Development, University of Göttingen



Name

Dr. Bethelhem Legesse Debela


Education


  • PhD in Economics, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
  • MSc in Development and Natural Resource Economics, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
  • B.A in Economics, Mekelle University, Ethiopia




Research Interests

Food Security, Child Nutrition, Impact Assessment, Gender, Shocks, Government Interventions, Transformation of Global Agri-Food Systems


Professional Experience


  • Postdoctoral researcher (December 2015-present) - University of Goettingen, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development
  • Consultant (April-December 2015, Oct-Dec, 2014)-School of Economics and Business, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
  • Consultant (Dec. 2014-Apr. 2015, Feb.-Nov. 2014)-International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
  • Teaching assistant (Sep.-Dec 2012, Sep.-Dec 2010 and Sep.-Dec 2009) - School of Economics and Business, Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
  • Graduate assistant (Sep. 2006-Aug. 2007)- Department of Economics, Mekelle University, Ethiopia.



Publications

Ph.D. Thesis
Debela, Bethelhem Legesse (2014). Attaining Secure Rural Livelihoods: The Role of Household Strategies and Public Interventions. Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Thesis number 2014:93

Peer-reviewed publications


  • Debela, Bethelhem Legesse, Demmler, Kathrin Maria, Rischke, Ramona and Qaim, Matin. (2017). Maternal nutrition knowledge and child nutritional outcomes in urban Kenya. Appetite 116, 518-526
  • Debela, Bethelhem Legesse (2017). Factors Affecting Differences in Livestock Ownership between Male and Female-headed Households in Northern Ethiopia. European Journal of Development Research, .29: 328-347. DOI:10.1057/ejdr.2016.9
  • Debela, Bethelhem Legesse, Shively, Gerald. and Holden, Stein. (2015). Does Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Program Improve Child Nutrition? Food Security, 7(6), 1273-1289 DOI: 10.1007/s12571-015-0499-9.
  • Debela, Bethelhem., Shively, Gerald., Angelsen, Arild., and Wik, Mette (2012). Economic Shocks, Diversification and Forest Use in Uganda. Land Economics, 88(1): 139-154.



Working papers


  • Debela, Bethelhem Legesse., Shively, Gerald., and Holden, Stein T. (2017). Food for Work and Diet Diversity in Ethiopia. GlobalFood Discussion Paper 111, University of Goettingen. (download as PDF)
  • Debela, Bethelhem Legesse., and Holden, Stein T. (2014). How Does Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Program Affect Livestock Accumulation and Children's Education? CLTS Working Paper No. 8/2014. Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.
  • Debela, Bethelhem Legesse., Shively, Gerald., and Holden, Stein T. (2014). Does Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Program Improve Child Nutrition? CLTS Working Paper No. 1/2014. Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.




Complete CV here