Debella Deressa Bayissa

  • PhD studentDepartment of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa

Contact Info:

  • 80 Via del Borghetto, Pisa

I have worked at Ambo University for 12 years performing different roles, such as Technical Assistant, Graduate Assistant, Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, and Assistant Professor. During this time, I was teaching university courses and involved in research and community services.

My academic background includes a Diploma in Plant Sciences from Jimma University, BSc Degree in Crop Production and Protection from Ambo University and MSc Degree in Development and Rural Innovation from Wageningen University. All these studies were funded with corresponding scholarships from the government of Ethiopia and from the Dutch government.

I have recently started a PhD at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the University of Pisa. My research will focus on institutional innovation in irrigated family farming for sustainable food and nutrition security. This PhD is funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation.

Key research interests

  • Institutional innovation, food and nutrition security
  • Family farming, irrigation and sustainable development
  • Agricultural innovation systems and agricultural innovation platforms
  • Land tenure systems, political economy and NGOs

Core competences

  • Rural social development
  • Qualitative research methods and analysis
  • Rural innovation and communication

Some recent publications

Bayissa, D. D. (2019). Factors Hindering Farmers’ Participation and Look for Agricultural Development and Food Security. Journal of Experimental Agriculture International, 1-11.

Jeyabalasingh, P. M., & Bayissa, D. D. (2018). Knowledge on Improved Practices of Teff by Smallholder Farmers in Ethiopia. Journal of Extension Education29(4).

Bayissa, D. D. (2016). Factors Inhibiting Farmers’ Willingness to Participate in Agricultural Research. American Journal of Business and Management5(1), 14-23.

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