RTG 1666: Transformation of Global Agri-Food Systems

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