Abrham Belay Mekonnen

Research themes
  • Economic change and vulnerability
  • Ecosystem services
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • Agriculture, land use, climate change
Research countries
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
Professional experience

Visiting Researcher, Center for Development Research(ZEF),  University of Bonn, Germany  

Research Fellow, CGIAR research program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security(CCAFS), International Livestock Research Institute(ILRI) Nairobi, Kenya

Research fellow, World Agroforestry Center(ICRAF) Nairobi, Kenya

Lecturer: Hawassa University, Ethiopia 


Abrham Belay,Teferi Demissie, John W. Recha, Christopher Oludhe , Philip M. Osano , Lydia A. Olaka, Dawit Solomon & Zerihun Berhane.  2021.  Analysis of Climate Variability and Trends in Southern Ethiopia.  Climate, 10   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Alula Tafesse, Bekele Mena , Abrham Belay, Ermias Aynekulu , John W. Recha ,Philip M. Osano , Dietrich Darr , Teferi D. Demissie , Tefera B. Endalamaw, and Dawit Solomon.  2021.  Cassava production efficiency in Southern Ethiopia - The parametric model analysis.  https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2021.758951, . (Open Access)   Review


Demamu Mesfin , Belay Simane , Abrham Belay , John W. Recha & Ute Schmiedel.  2020.  Assessing the Adaptive Capacity of Households to Climate Change in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia.  Climate, 10   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Demamu Mesfin, Belay Simane, Abrham Belay, John W. Recha & Habitamu Taddese.  2020.  Woodland Cover Change in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia.  Forests , 11   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Mikias Biazen Molla and Abrham Belay.  2019.  Understanding the local values of trees and forests: a strategy to improve the urban environment in Hawassa City, Southern Ethiopia.  Arboricultural Journal, The International Journal of Urban Forestry, 44   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Abrham Belay, John W. Recha, Teshale Woldeamanuel & John F. Morton.  2017.  Smallholder farmers’ adaptation to climate change and determinants of their adaptation decisions in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia.  Agriculture & Food Security, 11   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Dong-Gill Kim , Habitamu Taddese , Abrham Belay & Randy Kolka.  2016.  [PDF] von usda.gov The impact of traditional fire management on soil carbon and nitrogen pools in a montane forest, southern Ethiopia.  International Journal of Wildland Fire, 25   . Further Information

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Abrham Belay Mekonnen

Junior Researcher

Department :
ZEF B: Department of Economic and Technological Change

abrish.z2010(at)gmail.com; s7abmeko(at)uni-bonn.de