Dr. Daniel Ayalew Mekonnen

Country of current residence

Netherlands

Current position

Researcher

Current institute employer

Wageningen Economic Research (WUR)

Since

2016

Professional memberships

• The African Association of Agricultural Economists

• The Ethiopian Economics Association

• The International Association of Agricultural Economists

Skills

Micro-economics, statistical tools

Profession

Agricultural Economist

Specialisation

research innovations, food and nutrition security

Degrees / expertise

Dr. agr., University of Bonn

MSc, BA, Economics, Addis Ababa University

Professional experience

-Research Officer, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI);

-Consultant, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA);

-Junior Economist, Ethiopia Ministry of Finance and Economic Development

2017

Mekonnen, D. A. and N. Gerber.  2017.  Aspirations and Food Security in rural Ethiopia.  Food security, 9   : 371–385, DOI: 10.1007/s12571-017-0654-6   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Mekonnen, D. A., N. Gerber and J. Matz.  2017.  Gendered social networks, agricultural innovations, and farm productivity in Ethiopia.  World Development, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.04.020   . Further Information

2016

Mekonnen, D. A..  2016.  Social Interactions, Aspirations, and Agricultural Innovations: Linkages with Income and Food Security.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.  Further Information
Mekonnen, D.A. and N. Gerber.  2016.  The effect of aspirations on agricultural innovations in rural Ethiopia.  Further Information
Mekonnen, D.A. and N. Gerber.  2016.  Aspirations and income, food security and subjective well-being in rural Ethiopia.  Further Information
Mekonnen, D.A., N. Gerber and J. Matz.  2016.  Social networks, agricultural innovations, and farm productivity in Ethiopia.  Further Information
Mekonnen, Daniel. A.  2016.  Social Interactions, Aspirations, and Agricultural Innovations: Linkages with Income and Food Security in Rural Ethiopia.  Doctoral Thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.  Further Information

2014

Pieters, H., N. Gerber and D. Mekonnen.  2014.  Country typology on the basis of FNS. A typology of countries based on FNS outcomes and their agricultural, economic, political, innovation and infrastructure national profiles.  Further Information

2013

Asenso-Okyere, K., D. A. Mekonnen and E. Zerfu.  2013.  Determinants of Food Security in Selected Agro-pastoral Communities of Somali and Oromia Regions, Ethiopia.  Journal of Food Science and Engineering , 3   : 453-471   . Further Information

2012

Asenso-Okyere, K. and D.A. Mekonnen.  2012.  The Importance of ICTs in the Provision of Information for Improving Agricultural Productivity and Rural Incomes in Africa.  Background paper for Africa Human Development Report 2012. Working Paper 2012-015. UNDP. Download [PDF]
Further Information
Davis, K., E. Nkonya, E. Kato, D.A. Mekonnen, M. Odendo, R. Miiro and J. Nkuba.  2012.  Impact of Farmer Field Schools on Agricultural Productivity and Poverty in East Africa.  World Development, Vol. 40, No. 2   : 402–413   . Further Information
Minot, Nicholas and D.A. Mekonnen.  2012.  Role of agricultural cooperatives and storage in rural Ethiopia: Results of two surveys.  Further Information

2011

Asenso-Okyere, K., C. Aragon, P. Thangata, K. Andam, D.A. Mekonnen.  2011.  Understanding the Interaction between Farm Labor Productivity, and Health and Nutrition. A Survey of the Evidence..  Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, Vol. 3(3)   : 80-90   . Further Information

2010

Asenso-Okyere, K., C. Aragon, P. Thangata, K. Andam, D.A. Mekonnen.  2010.  HIV and AIDS and Farm Labor Productivity: A Review of Recent Evidence.  Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, Vol. 2(12)   : 406-415   . Further Information
Davis, K., B. Swanson, D. Amudavi, D.A. Mekonnen, A. Flohrs, B. Walkinshaw, J. Riese, C. Lamb, E. Zerfu.  2010.  In-Depth Assessment of the Public Agricultural Extension System of Ethiopia and Recommendations for Improvement.  IFPRI Discussion Paper, 1041   . Further Information
Davis, K., E. Nkonya, E. Kato, D.A. Mekonnen, M. Odendo, R. Miiro and J. Nkuba.  2010.  Impact of Farmer Field Schools on Agricultural Productivity and Poverty in East Africa.  IFPRI Discussion Paper, 0992   . Further Information
Nwuke, K., A. Gauci, E. Woldemariam, S. Mussie, T. Belai, D. Ayalew.  2010.  Assessing Progress in Africa towards the Millennium Development Goals, 2010.  In: UNECA, AU, AfDB, UNDP. (eds.): Assessing Progress in Africa towards the Millennium Development Goals, 2010. <a href="http://www.uneca.org/publications/mdg-report-2010" target="_blank">http://www.uneca.org/publications/mdg-report-2010</a>.   1-103.  Further Information

2009

Mutangadura, G., A. Gauci, E. Woldemariam, D. Ayalew and B. Egu.  2009.  Mainstreaming Health Equity in the Development Agenda of African Countries, 2008.  United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Further Information
Nwuke, K., G. Mutangadura, A. Gauci, O. Diallo, E. Woldemariam, S. Abdallah, B. E. Bedasso, D. A. Mekonnen.  2009.  Assessing Progress in Africa towards the Millennium Development Goals, 2008.  In: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (eds.): Assessing Progress in Africa towards the Millennium Development Goals, 2008. <a href="http://www.uneca.org/publications/mdg-report-2008" target="_blank">http://www.uneca.org/publications/mdg-report-2008</a>.   1-30.  Further Information

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Research themes
  • Land use and food security
  • Institutions
  • Growth, inequality and poverty
  • Health, nutrition and ecosystems
Research countries
  • Ethiopia
Professional experience
-Research Officer, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); -Consultant, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA); -Junior Economist, Ethiopia Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
Degrees

Dr. agr., University of Bonn

MSc, BA, Economics, Addis Ababa University

Funding institutions

European Union (project)

Research affiliation

Department of Economic and Technological Change, Center for Development Research (ZEF b), University of Bonn

Thesis title

Determinants of the Nutrition and Health Status of Children in Rural Ethiopia: A Longitudinal Analysis

Daniel Ayalew Mekonnen

Former Senior Researcher

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