ED (Elias) Assefa MSc

ED (Elias) Assefa MSc

PhD Researcher Water Systems and Global Change Group - Wageningen Institute for Environment and Climate Research (WIMEK) & Knowledge Technology and Innovation Group

PhD thesis
Social-technical dimensions of potato late blight management in Ethiopia

Project description
As part of the EVOCA research program, I am studying innovation processes that cut-across the social and technical domains of potato late blight management in the highlands of Ethiopia. I would, more specifically, identify a testable information-based management strategy to deal with potato late blight and examine the extent to which such intervention can bring about change in perceptions and practices among actors involved in the management of the disease. During my field stay, I am hosted by International Potato Center (CIP) and I will work with farmers and stakeholders in CIP project sites in Ethiopia.