Mr. Azanaw Abebe




Azanaw completed his first degree in Agricultural Extension at Alemaya University, Ethiopia, he then did masters degree in Rural development and agricultural extension (Agricultural Communication and Innovation). He also received short term special trainings on the following subjects:

Professional capacity building program on design and management of interactive learning in rural innovation from November 5, 2012 to 23 November 2012, Netherlands, Wageningen.

Project planning and management

Gender Sensitization and Awareness Raising Methods

Training course on Cooperative Business Skill Development

Strategic Business Planning,

Technical and Financial Feasibility Assessment,

Training Techniques and Methodologies to Cooperative Promoters.

Since 2012 he has been lecturing under-graduate courses in the department of Rural Development, Rural Development and Agricultural Extension and Value Chain Oriented Mid Career Agricultural Extension Programs. And he is also coordinator of value chain oriented mid career agricultural extension program in the college.



As member of rural development and agricultural extension research team, Azanaw participated in conducting a study on:

Gender Equality in Rural Development and Agricultural Extension in Fogera District, Ethiopia: Implementation, Access to and Control Over Resources.

Has Economic Growth Contributed to Human Development in Ethiopia?

Gender and Rural Livelihood in the Lake Tana Basin in social and ecological system dynamics (book chapter)

Participatory System Dynamics Mapping for Collaboration and Socioecological Integration in the Lake Tana Region(Book chapter)

East Africa Regional Networking Workshop on the B.SC program For Mid-Career Agricultural Extension Professional, SAFE(Proceedings)

Kampala Uganda 27-28 July, 2015.

East Africa Regional SAFE Networking Workshop on Mid-Career B.SC. Agricultural Extension programs. Proceedings of the 2013 East Africa Regional Networking Workshop

Morogoro Hotel, Tanzania SAFE(Proceedings) August 14-16, 2013

Gender mainstreaming in agricultural extension

Perception of gender in agricultural sector

Pepper Disease Assessment and Identification in major growing districts


Azanaw has written training modules for mid career agricultural extension program on communication and audiovisual.

Supervised Enterprise project, in Mid Career Agricultural Extension Program in Amhara National Regional State of Ethiopia’’. This community service project was delivered since August 2013 up to date.

 He has facilitated workshop on mid career program.



Azanaw is interested in research areas related to rural development and agricultural extension. 



Cell. No.: +251-918780144

Po.Box: 880, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Rural Development and Agricultural Extension Program, /Value chain oriented Agricultural Extension Programs,


Bahir Dar University