Projects

 

Haramaya University is a pioneer in the history of Agricultural Research and Extension of the nation. During 2009/09 academic year research and extension review meeting of the University 134 completed, on-progress and new research projects were presented and thoroughly discussed. Besides, the outreach office has been engaged in demonstration and scaling up of new technologies and farmers training with the objective to transfer knowledge that can boost farmers productivity. Some of the major activities accomplished during the past academic year are as follows.

  1. One new wheat verity (HAR-3116-qulqullu), with higher productivity and disease resistance compared with available verities, was developed through research and sent to seed certification agency.
  2. Regional variety performance evaluations were conducted on different sorghum varieties and two pulse varieties.
  3. On root and tubercrops varietal selection was conducted for highland, midland and lowland agro ecology zones.
  4. On carrot and onion, varieties suitable for eastern Ethiopia were selected.
  5. Other research projects were also conducted on plant pathology, soil and water conservation and animal production

All HU Registered Projects

S.No. Project Title PI(s) Start Year End Year
 

1

African Center of Excellence for Climate Smart Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation  

Prof. Nigussie Dechassa

 

October 2016

 

December 2021

2 African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) Mr. Biazen Abrar 2016 2019
 

3

Agricultural Information and Communication Management (AICM)  

Dr. Bobe Bedadi

 

Oct. 1, 2014

 

Sept. 31, 2016

4 Access to Justice and Legal Awareness (AJLA) Dr. Richard Wentzell September 2012 August 2018
 

5

 

Awash Basin Sedimentation Modeling

Asfaw Kebede;

Fekadu Beyene

 

March 2015

 

6

Building Ethiopia’s Research Capacity in Economics and Agribusiness (BERCEA)  

Dr. Mengistu Ketema

 

1 October 2014

 

31 March 2017

 

7

Biological Control of the Invasive Weed Parthenium hysterophorus in East Africa  

Dr. Lisanework Nigatu

 

01/09/2015

 

16/11/2019

8 Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) Dr. Nega Assefa 2017 2018
9 Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance- Social Behavior Studies (CHAMPS-SBS)  

Dr. Nega Assefa

 

2017

 

2018

 

10

Enhancing Food Security Needs of Vulnerable Groups through Participatory Selection and Promotion of Drought and Heat Resilient Potato Genotypes in Eastern Ethiopia  

Mr. Dandena Gelmesa

 

January 2016

 

December 2017

 

11

Establishing Carbon Baseline Data in Ethiopian Rangelands for Climate Change Mitigation and Carbon Financing Strategies  

Mr. Haftay Hailu

 

2015/16

 

2016/17

 

12

Evaluation of Integrated Watershed Management Practices and Their Contributions towards Environmental Management in Awash River Basin: Lessons for Scaling Up  

Mr. Arbo Feyisa

May 2017 October 2018
13 Haramaya Camel Dairy Project Dr. Mitiku Eshetu 01 Jan 2013 31 Dec 2017
14 Haramaya University CDC Project (HU-CDC) Dr. Lemessa Oljira Sept. 30, 2012 March 31, 2018
15 Improving Life through Quality Seed Prof. Kebede W/tsadik 2016 2021
 

16

InnovAfrica: Technology, Institutional, and Extension Approaches towards Sustainable Agriculture and enhanced Food and Nutritional Security in Africa  

Prof. Nigussie Dechassa

 

July 2017

 

June 2021

17 Integrated Seed Sector Project (ISSD) Prof. Nigusie Dechasa 2013 2016
 

18

Kersa and Harar Health and Demographic Surveillance System (Kersa/Harar HDSS)  

Dr. Nega Assefa

 

2007

 

19 Studying the interaction between livestock and wildlife in Awash National Park, Eastern Ethiopia  

Mr. Yihew Biru

 

30/12/2014

 

30/12/2017

 

20

Manufacturing Export Industries Resource Potential Assessment, Project Identification and Selection, and Profile and Incentive Guideline Development  

Mr. Alem Mezgebo

 

June 2017

 

Sept. 2017

21 Peace Centers for Climate and Social Resilience (PCCSR) Dr. Richard Wentzell June 2013 August 2017
 

22

Pastoralist Areas Resiliency Improvement through Market Expansion (PRIME)  

Dr. Richard Wentzell

 

October 2012

 

August 2017

23 Somali Student Training Project Mr. G/medhin Minwuyelet 2012 2018
24 Value Chain Development for Food Security in the Context of Climate Change (ValueSeC): A Contribution through Strengthening Capacity in Higher Education in Eastern Africa  

Dr. Mengistu Ketema

 

1 Nov. 2013

 

28 Feb. 2017

 

 

25

Community-based Longitudinal Study on the Changes in Water Quality, Quantity, Prevalence of Diarrhea and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Practices Overtime and Under Varying Meteorological/Climate Variables in Kersa District, Eastern Ethiopia (WASH-WHO)  

 

Dr. Bezatu Mengistie

 

 

March 31, 2016

 

 

March 30, 2018

26 Woody Weeds (R4D)1 Dr Jema Haji January 2015 January 2017
27 Woody Weeds Project (R4D Project)-2 Dr Jema Haji 2015 2017