Haramaya University Host Ambassador of Australia

 

H.E Mr. Peter Doyle, Ambassador of Australia to Ethiopia, had made a visit to Haramaya University. H.E was hosted in the Office of the President of the University. The acting President of the University, Dr Jemal Yousuf, briefed H.E about the rich history of Haramaya University’s in international partnership and its immense contribution to the national development endeavor of the country. Potential common areas of interest for collaboration with Australian universities were also among key point of discussion.

Accompanied by Dr. Jemal, H.E. Ambassador Peter Doyle visited some of the research premises and farms on campus such vegetable experiment station where performance of verities of tomato, pepper and onion are being tried using modern drip irrigation technology and traditional furrow irrigation.

He was also briefed about animal (diary and poultry) farm and research, which include ongoing experiment of African Chicken Genetic Gain, aimed at selection of best performing chicken breed adaptive to local condition. Overall he was briefed about the strategic alliance of the tri-mandates of the university – teaching, research-extension and community engagement being underway in collaboration with overseas partners.

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