Tsedeke Abate

Appointments

Former, Director General

Biography

  • Former, Director General of Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), formerly Ethiopian Agricultural Research Organization (December 2003 – 2007);
  • Member of Board of Trustees of WARDA (effective March 2007);
  • Review Editor for Chapter 3 of IAASTD (International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development): World Bank (2006 – 2007);
  • Member of group on developing CGIAR Medium Term Plan (MTP) for Eastern & Southern Africa (September 2005; May 2006);
  • Member of ASARECA Committee of Directors (December 2003 – present):
  • National IPM Co-coordinator for EIAR (1996-1998);
  • Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Pest Management Journal of Ethiopia (1996-1998);
  • Founder of Crop Protection Society of Ethiopia (1996);
  • International Correspondent for Annual Review of Entomology, Palo Alto, CA, USA (1994 – 2004);
  • Coordinator for Strategic Planning for Agricultural Research in Ethiopia, EIAR (1990 – 1993);
  • Chairman for the Ministry of Agriculture and EIAR Joint Committee on Technology Transfer, EIAR (1984-1986);
  • National Coordinator for Crop Protection Research in Ethiopia, EIAR (1983 –1986);
  • Manager (Officer-in-Charge) of Nazareth Research Centre, EIAR (1982 – 1986);
  • Organiser of several national and international conferences & workshops (1979 – present);
  • Author/co-author of more than 120 publications and presentations (1977 – present);
  • Member of several professional societies