Dr. Gerba Leta Dufera

Country of current residence

Ethiopia

Current position

Technical Advisor

Current institute employer

GIZ SURED-ISFM project

Profession

Social Scientist

Degrees / expertise

BSc. in Plant Science and MSc in Agronomy

Professional experience

Research and development experiance with national and international research and development organizations.

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Prof. Dr. Christian Borgemeister and Prof. Dr. Kristof van Assche

Advisor at ZEF

Advisor: Dr. Girma Kelboro and Dr. Till Stellmacher

2019

Leta G., G. Kelboro, K. van Assche, T. Stellmacher, A.-K. Hornidge.  2019.  Rhetorics and realities of participation: the Ethiopian agricultural extension system and its participatory turns.  Critical Policy Studies, DOI: 10.1080/19460171.2019.1616212   . (Open Access)   Further Information

2018

Dufera, G.L..  2018.  The Ethiopian Agricultural Extension System and Its Role as a “Development Actor”: Cases from Southwestern Ethiopia.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.  Further Information
Gerba L., G. Kelboro, T. Stellmacher, K. van Assche and A.-K. Hornidge.  2018.  Nikinake: the moblization of labor and skill development in rural Ethiopia.  Natural Resources Forum, United Nations Sustainable Development Journal. Wiley, 10.1111/1477-8947.12145   : 17   .
Leta, G., T. Stellmacher, G. Kelboro, K. van Asche and A.-K. Hornidge.  2018.  Social learning in smallholder agriculture: the struggle against systemic inequalities.  Journal of Workingplace Learning, . (Open Access)   Further Information

2017

Gerba Leta, Girma Kelboro, Till Stellmacher and Anna-Katharina Hornidge.  2017.  The agricultural extension system in Ethiopia: operational setup, challenges and opportunities.  Download [PDF]
Gerba Leta, Girma Kelboro, Till Stellmacher, Anna-Katharina Hornidge.  2017.  Social Learning in Agriculture and the Battle Against Systemic Inequalities: The case of Southwestern Ethiopia.  Download [PDF | 195.58KB]

2016

Gerba Leta, Girma Kelboro, Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Kristof Van Assche, Till Stellmacher.  2016.  Nikinake – An Agricultural Extension Campaign for Resource Management and Food Security: The Case of Bako and Yem, Southwestern Ethiopia.  Download [PDF]

2014

Dereje Duressa, Debela Kenea, Wakgari Keba, Zelalem Desta, Gutema Berki, Gerba Leta, Adugna Tolera.  2014.  Assessment of livestock production system and feed resources availability in three villages of Diga district Ethiopia.  Download [PDF | 2.35MB]
Further Information
Ogunwole JO, Sharma BR, McCartney MP, Zemadim B and Leta G.  2014.  Land Use Impact on Soil Physical Quality and Soil Structure in Three Highland Watersheds of Ethiopia.  MedCrave, 1(4)   : 9   . Download [PDF]
Peter Thorne (ILRI), Kindu Mekonnen (ILRI), Gerba Leta (ILRI), Zelalem Lema (ILRI), Abiyot Aragaw (CIP) and Gebrehiwot Hailemariam (CIP).  2014.  Using the Sustainable Livelihood Assets Evaluation (SLATE) in Ethiopia: Africa RISING participatory research toolkit.  Download [PDF | 271.61KB]

2013

Leta Gerba, Belay Getachew, Worku Walelign.  2013.  Nitrogen fertilization effects on grain quality of durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L. var. durum) varieties in central Ethiopia.  Vol.4, No.3   : 1-8   . (Open Access)   Download [PDF | 460.58KB]
Further Information
Leta, G., A. Duncan and A. Abdena.  2013.  Desho grass (Pennisetum pedicellatum) for livestock feed, grazing land and soil and water management on small-scale farms..  Download [PDF | 210.41KB]
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2012

Dagnachew, L., K.Wakgari , A. Degefa, K. Degefa, M. Negash, K. Mekonnen, G. Leta and A. Duncan.  2012.  Optimizing livelihood and environmental benefits from crop residues in smallholder crop-livestock systems in western Oromia: PRA case studies conducted across eight villages around Nekemte, Ethiopia.  yes Download [PDF | 2.26MB]
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Zerihun Abebe, Girma Aberra, Lelise Ararsa, Ajabush Defar, Bayisa Gedefa, Gerba Leta, Mulugeta Habtemichael and Kibruyesefa Sisay..  2012.  Matching land and water interventions with community needs: Report of community focus group discussions in four watersheds in Ethiopia.  Download [PDF | 1.55MB]
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Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Research themes
  • Social and Cultural Change and Adaptation
Research countries
  • Ethiopia
Additional information

My study is financed by BiomassWeb project WP: 7.1 Follow the Innovation for Southwest Ethiopia.

Professional experience

Research and development experiance with national and international research and development organizations.

Degrees

BSc. in Plant Science and MSc in Agronomy

Doctoral research funded by

BiomassWeb project,WP 7.1: Follow the Innovation-Collective learning, change adaptation and transition management.

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Prof. Dr. Christian Borgemeister and Prof. Dr. Kristof van Assche

Advisor at ZEF

Advisor: Dr. Girma Kelboro and Dr. Till Stellmacher

Gerba Leta Dufera

Former Junior Researcher

Former Department :
ZEF A: Department of Political and Cultural Change