Dr. Muhammed A. Usman

Research themes
  • Water Resources
  • Land use and food security
  • Health and sanitation
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • Markets and public services
  • Health, nutrition and ecosystems
Research countries
  • Ethiopia
Professional experience

Postdoctoral researcher, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn (2017 - 2018)

Junior researcher, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn (2012 - 2016)

Planning Officer, Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) (2006-2010)

Degrees

 

Ph.D in Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn (2017). Master of Science in Food and Resource Economics, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms−Universität Bonn, Germany (2012). Master of Science in Business and Economics with a major in Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden (2011). Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Economics, University of Hawassa, Ethiopia (2006).

Expertise

Agricultural economist, health and nutrition, food and nutrition security, water quality and sanitation, applied microeconometrics

2021

Gotor, E., Usman, MA., Martina, O., Fantahum, B., Fadda, C., Gebrehawaryat, Y., Mengistu, D., Kiros, AY., Mohammed, JN., Assefa, M., & Caracciolo, F.  2021.  Wheat Varietal Diversification Increases Ethiopian Smallholders’ Food Security: Evidence from a Participatory Development Initiative.  Sustainability, 13(3)   : 1-17   . (Open Access)  
Okyere, C.Y. and M.A. Usman.  2021.  The impact of irrigated agriculture on child nutrition outcomes in southern Ghana.  Water Resources and Economics, 33C (2021) 100174   .

Forthcoming

Usman, M. A., L. Kornher, T.G. Sakketa.  2021.  Do Non-maternal Adult Female Household Members Influence Child Nutrition? Empirical Evidence from Ethiopia.  Maternal & Child Nutrition, . (Open Access)  
Usman, MA., and D. Callo-Concha.  2021.  The Role of Market Access and Household Dietary Diversity and Food Security in the Yayu Agroforestry Systems, Southwestern Ethiopia.  Agricultural and Food Economics, . (Open Access)  
Usman, M.A. and Gerber, N.  2019.  Assessing the effect of irrigation on household water quality and health: A case study in rural Ethiopia.  International Journal of Environmental Health Research , DOI: 10.1080/09603123.2019.1668544   .
Usman, M.A., Gerber, N., & von Braun, J.  2019.  The Impact of Drinking Water Quality and Sanitation on Child Health: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia.  The Journal of Development Studies, 55(10)   : 2193-2211   .

2020

Hassen, SM. & Usman, MA.  2020.  Access to Finance and Growth-Oriented Investments in Ethiopia’s Manufacturing Sector.  The Impact of Private Sector Projects in Africa: Studies from the EIB‐GDN Programme, Cycle 2. European Investment Bank, Luxemburg.   251-295. 
Usman, M. A., and N. Gerber.  2020.  Irrigation, Drinking Water Quality, and Child Nutritional Status in Northern Ethiopia.  Journal of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene for Development, 10(3)   : 425-434   .

2019

Gerber, N., von Braun, J., Usman, M.A., Hasan, M.M., Okyere, C.Y., Vangani, R., & Wiesmann, D.  2019.  Water, Sanitation and Agriculture Linkages with Health and Nutrition Improvement.  ZEF-Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 282, : 79   .

2018

Usman M.A., N. Gerber and E.H. Pangaribowo.  2018.  Drivers of microbiological quality of household drinking water –a case study in rural Ethiopia.  Journal of Water and Health, 2(16): doi 10.2166/wh.2017.069   : 275-288   .

2017

Mekonen, D., Usman, M.A., Marks, S. & Stopnitzky, Y.  2017.  Beyond the drinking glass: expanding our understanding of water-nutrition linkages.  Further Information
Usman, M. A. and M.G. Haile.  2017.  Producer to retailer price transmission in the cereal markets of Ethiopia.  Food Security, 4(9)   : 815-829   . Further Information
Usman, M.A.  2017.  Water, Sanitation and Agriculture: Linkages and Impacts on Health and Nutrition Outcomes in Rural Ethiopia.  Doctoral Thesis at  The Faculty of Agriculture, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn.  Further Information

2016

Usman, M.A., Gerber, N., & Pangaribowo, E.H.  2016.  Determinants of Household Drinking Water Quality in Rural Ethiopia.  ZEF-Discussion Papers on Development Policy No., 220   . Further Information
Usman, M.A., Gerber, N., & von Braun, J.  2016.  The Impact of Drinking Water Quality and Sanitation on Child Health: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia.  ZEF-Discussion Papers on Development Policy No., 221   . Further Information

2015

Haile, M. G., Kalkuhl, M., and Usman, M. A..  2015.  Market information and smallholder farmer price expectations.  African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 10 (4)   : 297-311   . Download [PDF]

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Muhammed A. Usman

Senior Researcher

Phone:
+49-228-73-4967

Department :
ZEF B: Department of Economic and Technological Change

E-Mail:
mausman25(at)gmail.com; musman(at)uni-bonn.de