Dr. Edilegnaw Wale

Country of current residence

South Africa

Current position

Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics

Current institute employer

University of Kwa Zulu-Natal

Since

2004

Website current institute
Previous positions

2005 - 2007 Bioversity International Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa c/o ICRAF, UN

Profession

Agricultural Economist

Specialisation

Agricultural and Resource Economics

Degrees / expertise

A. 1 September, 1990 - 28 August, 1993, B.Sc.in Agricultural Economics, Alemaya University B. 1 September, 1995 - 30 January, 1997, M.Sc. in Agricultural Development Economics, Wageningen Agricultural University,The Netherlands

Professional experience

Graduate assistant (from November, 1993 to November, 1994); assistant lecturer (from December, 1994 to September, 1995); and lecturer (from February 1997 to July 2000), all at Alemaya University

2008

Edilegnaw, W.  2008.  Computing opportunity costs of growing local varieties for on-farm conservation: the case of sorghum in Ethiopia.  Ecological Economics, 64 (3) : 606-610 .
Wale, E., N. Chishakwe and R. Lewis-Lettington.  2008.  Cultivating Participatory Policy Processes for Genetic Resources Policy: Lessons from the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative (GRPI) Project.  Biodiversity and Conservation, doi: 10.1007/s10531-008-9444-y .

2007

Edilegnaw, W. and D. Virchow.  2007.  Crop diversity derived from farmers' motives in Ethiopia: implications for on-farm conservation.  Ethiopian Journal of Agricultural Economics, .
Edilegnaw, W. and Y. Asmare.  2007.  Farmers' variety attribute preferences: implications for agricultural research priority setting and extension policy in Ethiopia.  African Development Review, 19 (2) : 257-399 .
Wale, E. and Virchow, D..  2007.  Production of Sorghum Varietal Diversity on Farmers' Fields in Eastern Ethiopia: Economic Explanations and Implications for on-farm Conservation.  Ethiopian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 6 (2) : 41-69 .

2006

Edilegnaw, W..  2006.  What do farmers financially lose if they fail to use improved seed? Some econometric results for wheat and implications for agricultural extension policy in Ethiopia.  Ethiopian Journal of Economics, vol. 12 (2) : 59-79 .
Edilegnaw, W. and J. Mburu.  2006.  An atttribute-based index of coffee diversity and implications for on farm conservation in Ethiopia.  In: Smale, M. (eds.): Valuing crop biodiversity: on-farm conservation, genetic resources, and economic change. Cabi Publishing, Wallingford: U.K..  48-62. 
Mburu, J. and W. Edilegnaw.  2006.  Local organizations involved in the conservation of crop genetic resources: conditions for their emergence and success in Ethiopia and Kenya.  Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, vol.53 (3) : 613-629 .
Wale E. and J. Mburu.  2006.  Farmers’ Preferences for Coffee Variety Attributes: Implications for Extension Policy on Utilization of Improved Varieties in Ethiopia.  In: Alemu G., A. Assefa, D. Wale and Y. Zewdie (eds.): Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Ethiopian Economy. Ethiopian Economic Association, Addis Ababa. Ethiopian Economic Association, Ethiopia.  69-90. 
Wale, E. and J. Mburu.  2006.  Attribute-based Crop Diversity Index and its Implications for On-farm Conservation of Coffee Diversity in Ethiopia.  In: Smale, M. (eds.): Valuing Crop Biodiversity: On-farm Conservation, Genetic Resources and Economic Change. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK.  in press. 

2005

Mburu, J. and E.Z. Wale.  2005.  Local Organizations Involved in Conserving Crop Genetic Resources in Ethiopia and Kenya: What Role for On-Farm Conservation?.  Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, : in press .
Wale, E.Z. and J. Mburu.  2005.  Farmers' preferences for coffee variety attributes: implications for extension policy on utilization of improved varieties in Ethiopia. 
Wale, E.Z., J. Mburu, K. Holm-Müller and M. Zeller.  2005.  Economic analysis of farmers' preferences for coffee variety attributes: lessons for on-farm conservation and technology adoption in Ethiopia.  Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, 44 (2) : 121-139 .

2004

Wale, E. Z. and D. Virchow.  2004.  Economic analysis of farmers’ incentives to diversify on native sorghum varieties in Ethiopia: lessons for on-farm conservation. 

2003

Wale, E.  2003.  The Economics of On-Farm Conservation of Crop Diversity in Ethiopia: Incentives, Attribute Preferences and Opportunity Costs of Maintaining Local Varieties of Crops.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.  Download [PDF]
Wale, E.Z. and D. Virchow.  2003.  Crop diversity as the derived outcome of farmers’ survival first motives in Ethiopia: what role for on-farm conservation of sorghum genetic resources?. 
Wale, E.Z. and J. Mburu.  2003.  Economic analysis of farmers’ preferences for coffee variety traits: lessons for on-farm conservation and technology adoption in Ethiopia. 
Wale, E.Z., J. Mburu and D. Virchow.  2003.  Incentives, opportunity costs and contract design for on-farm conservation in Ethiopia.  Further Information

2002

Wale, E.Z.  2002.  The opportunity cost of growing traditional wheat varieties: implications for the design of targeting principles for adoption of improved varieties in Ethiopia. 

Forthcoming

Edilegnaw, W. and D. Virchow.  Crop diversity derived from farmers’ motives in Ethiopia: implications for on-farm conservation.  Ethiopian Journal of Agricultural Economics, .

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Research themes
  • Ecosystem services
Research countries
  • Ethiopia
Additional information

Currently based in Addis

Professional experience

Graduate assistant (from November, 1993 to November, 1994); assistant lecturer (from December, 1994 to September, 1995); and lecturer (from February 1997 to July 2000), all at Alemaya University

Degrees

A. 1 September, 1990 - 28 August, 1993, B.Sc.in Agricultural Economics, Alemaya University B. 1 September, 1995 - 30 January, 1997, M.Sc. in Agricultural Development Economics, Wageningen Agricultural University,The Netherlands

Edilegnaw Wale

Former Senior Researcher

Former Department:
ZEF B: Department of Economic and Technological Change