Workneh Negatu

Full Name WorknehNegatu
Education attended
  • PhD, Development Studies/Agricultural Economics, University of East Anglia, UK, 1997
  • MSc, Regional Economics and Planning, Martin-Luther University, Wittenberg, Germany, 1986
  • BSc, Agricultural Economics, Alemaya College of Agriculture/ Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1979
Academic Rank Associate Professor
Working for AAU Since 1999
Administrative positions held 


Chief Director for Office of Business Development, Training and Consultancy, and Endowment, since March 2013Director of the Office of Resource Generation and Mobilization of Addis Ababa University from April 2012 to March 2013

Director of Community Services from June 2010 to March 2012

Director of the Institute of Rural Development, College of Development Studies, Addis Ababa University from February 2008 to August 2010.

Director of the Institute of Development Research (IDR), from October 2000 to June 2003.

Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Farming Systems Research; Head of Technology Transfer Program; Manager of Basic Seed Multiplication Project at DebreZeit Agricultural Research Center/Haramaya University, 1987-1993.



Awards ——recognitions — memberships of international bodies/ journals – editorial roles/ initiatives etc ü  Fulbright visiting scholar at Emory University, Atlanta, USA, February 2011-August 2011ü  DAAD (Germany) visiting research scholar at Humboldt University-Berlin , July 2006 – September 2006


ü  Visiting research scholar at Agricultural and Applied Economics Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, February 2004- August 2004.

ü  Member of executive committee of OSSREA Ethiopia Chapter, since January 2012

ü  Member of Agricultural Economics Society of Ethiopia (AESE)

ü  Editor In-Chief for Ethiopian Journal of Agricultural Economics of the AESE (1999-2003).

ü  Chief Editor of the Ethiopian Journal of Development Research, IDR/ AAU, January 2000-December 2003

ü  Member of Ethiopian Economic Association

ü  Member of Forum for Social Studies (FSS)

ü  Associate Editor of the Ethiopian Development Forum Bulletin of IDR (Institute of Development Research), AAU, January 2000-December 2003

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Research interest Agricultural and pastoral development; food security, technological innovation and institutions, market chain linkages in agriculture and pastoral systems, natural resource use and climate change induced vulnerability
Publications in reputable journals
  • Tesfaye, Abonesh, Negatu, Workneh, Brouwer, R. and Van Der Zaag, P. Understanding soil conservation decisions of farmers in the Gedeb Watershed, Ethiopia. Land Degradation & Development. Received: 21 November 2011; Revised: 27 August 2012; Accepted: 28 August 2012.
  • Melaku, Degsew and Negatu, Workneh (2012). Agricultural education and technical competency of development agents in Ethiopia,Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Vol. 4(11), pp. 347-351, 27 June, 2012: Available online at http://
  • Elias, Muluken and Negatu, Workneh (2012). Market Access and Livelihood Diversification in Rural Ethiopia: Evidence from KewotWoreda of North Shewa. EASSRR, vol. XXVIII, no.2. OSSREA
  • Negatu, Workneh and Hassen,Ali and Kebede, Abnet (2011). Comparative analysis of vulnerability of pastoralists and agro-pastoralists to climate change: A case study in YabelloWoreda in Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Development Research, Vol. 33, No 1
    • Muluken, Yilma, Bogale, Ayalneh and Negatu, Workneh (2008). Measuring rural household food security and its determinants in Assosa district of BenshangulGumuz region of Ethiopia. Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, Vol 47 ((2008) No. 4: 307-325