Staff Individual List

First Name:    Fikadu Mitiku
Academic Rank:    Assistant Professor (PhD)
College/Institute:    College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Department/Team:    Agricultural Economics and Extension
Field of Specialization:    International Development Studies/Economics of Rural Development/Development Economics
Research Interest:    Development economics (policy/program/project impact evaluation), ecosystem services and livelihood; rural development and food security; agricultural marketing and the role of institutions.

List of Publications:   

  1. Mitiku, F., de Mey, Y., Nyssen, J. & Maertens, M. 2017. Do Private Sustainability Standards Contribute to Income Growth and Poverty Alleviation? A Comparison of Different Coffee Certification Schemes in Ethiopia. Sustainability, 9, 246.
  2. Ocho, F, L., Abdissa, F.M.,Yadessa, G.B. and Bekele, A.E. 2016. Smallholder farmers' knowledge, perception and practice in pesticide use in South Western Ethiopia. Journal of Agriculture and Environment for International Development, 110 (2), 307 – 323
  3. Bekele, A.E. and Abdissa, F.M. 2016. Vulnerability to food insecurity and households' coping strategies. Journal of Rural Development, 34 (4), 529-542
  4. Tolamariam, T., Eneyew, A. and Mitiku, F.  2015. Development Agents’ perception about the effect of climate risk on livestock production. Livestock Research for Rural Development 27(5)
  5. Abafita, J., Mitiku, F. and Kim, K.R. 2013. Korea’s Saemaul Undong (New Village Movement): A Model for Rural Development in Ethiopia? Korean Journal of International Agriculture, 25(3), 217-230. 
  6. Deribie, E., Nigussie, G. and Mitiku, F. 2012. Filling the Breach: Microfinance. Journal of Business and Economic Management, 1(1), 010-017

Working papers and papers under review:

  1. Mitiku, F., Nyssen, J and Maertens, M. 2017.  Can Coffee Certification Promote Land-sharing and Protect Forest in Ethiopia? Bioeconomics Working Paper Series, 2017/01. KU Leuven. Under review.

 

2. Temesgen, F., Mitiku, F. and Emana, B. 2016. Analysis of Sesame Value Chain in Gimbi Woreda of Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia. Under review

Ongoing Research Works:

  1. Coffee Certification and Sustainable Smallholder Coffee Intensification in Southwestern Ethiopia. Mitiku, F.PhD project funded by NUFFIC strongbow project
  2. Mango Value Chain Analysis and its Insect Pest Assessment with Associated Natural Enemies in Southwestern Ethiopia. Bayissa, W., Mindesil, E., Mitiku, F.,Garedew, W.,Ayansa,B. and Bekele, Y. Funded by JimmaUninversity

Conference Participations:

  1. Mitiku, F., de Mey, Y., Nyssen, J and Maertens, M. 2015. Do Private Sustainability Standards Contribute to Poverty Alleviation? Comparison of Different Coffee Certification Schemes in Ethiopia. 16th PhD Symposium Agricultural  and Natural Resource Economics, April 29, 2015, Brussels, Belgium
  2. Mitiku, F., de Mey, Y., Nyssen, J and Maertens, M. 2015. Do Private Sustainability Standards Contribute to Poverty Alleviation? Comparison of Different Coffee Certification Schemes in Ethiopia. 6th European Association of Agricultural Economics    (EAAE) PhD workshop, 2015, Rome, Italy
  3. Mitiku, F., Nyssen, J. and Maertens, M. 2017. Can forest coffee certification reverse the need for intensification? Evidence from Ethiopia. 3rd Global Food Symposium Conference, April 27, 2017, Gottingen, Germany
  4. Mitiku, F. 2017. Coffee Certification and Sustainable Smallholder Coffee Intensification in Southwestern Ethiopia. RLC/ZEF workshop “Sustainable agriculture and rural transformation: meeting farmers’ needs in socio-ecological systems”, from June 10-15, 2017, Bonn, Germany

Seminar presentations:

  1. Mitiku, F., de Mey, Y., Nyssen, J and Maertens, M. 2015. Do private Sustainability Standards Contribute to Poverty Alleviation? Comparison of Different Coffee Certification Schemes in Ethiopia. Bioeconomics Seminar Series, February 20, 2015, KU Leuven, Belgium
  2. Mitiku, F., Nyssen, J and Maertens, M. 2017.  Can Coffee Certification Promote Land-sharing and Protect Forest in Ethiopia? Bioeconomics Seminar Series, July 10, 2015, KU Leuven, Belgium
  3. Mitiku, F., Nyssen, J and Maertens, M. 2017. Can Coffee Certification Increase Child Schooling and Reduce Child Labor in Ethiopia? Bioeconomics Seminar Series, March 30, 2017, KU Leuven, Belgium

Contact address

P. O. Box:    307, Jimma Ethiopia
Office Tel.:    +251-471 11 8102
Cell Phone:    +251-923 61 2548
Fax:    +251-471 11 0934
E-mail Address:    fikadom@yahoo.com; fikadu.abdissa@ju.edu.et