Berhanu is an agricultural economist with the operating project on smallholder competitiveness in changing livestock markets. He holds a BSc in Agricultural Economics (Addis Ababa University), MSc in Agricultural Economics (University of Warsaw), and MA in Economics and PhD in Agricultural Economics (both from Michigan State University).
He has over 10 years of teaching experience in several universities in Ethiopia at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses taught include: microeconomics, mathematical economics, econometrics, agricultural production economics, and environmental and natural resource economics. He also has over 10 years of research experience in sustainable economic development of agriculture. He joined ILRI in 1998 as a postdoctoral scientist and took up his current position of agricultural economist in 2002. Prior to ILRI, Berhanu worked at Michigan State University as a graduate research assistant (1995-98) and visiting scholar (January to October 1998).
- Commercial transformation of smallholders
- Institutional and policy analysis of sustainable economic development of agriculture
- Institutional economics
- Natural and environmental resource economics Research interests Sustainable economic development of agriculture