Hohenheim University delegates visited Hawassa University

A team of eleven scholars from University of Hohenheim, Institute of Agricultural Sciences in the Tropics (Hans-Ruthenberg Institute), visited Hawassa University last October 2 – 6, 2016 in a working visit declared to be successful. Led by Prof. Dr. Georg Cadisch and Prof. Dr. Regina Birner, the team consisted of Professors, Post Docs and PhD candidates working in diverse areas.

It was learnt that the team already has a strong project under development “Savanna Project” which they plan to partner with Hawassa University and its distinguished Professors. Dr. Tesfaye Abebe, Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer at Hawassa University during the welcoming speech stated that HU and especially the College of Agriculture already has established ties to many international partners one of which is University of Hohenheim. In line with this there are a number of Hohenheim alumni right now working at HU and some HU faculty are doing their PhD at the same University. The delegates on the other hand said the current visit will strengthen not only the short term project already drafted but another long term project and collaboration that would benefit both sides and generate cutting edge evidence in the vital topics to be covered.

The German team was officially welcomed by HU President Ayano Beraso, had intensive deliberations with HU counterpart and also made a site visit where they managed to appreciate the interaction the University built with the nearby rural community.

It was learnt that another similar team from the same University is expected to pay similar visit to HU and the current team also visited International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) at Addis Ababa before returning home having had successful visit.

By: CCMD Reporter