Dr. Jemal Yousuf Hassen is an Ethiopian national working for Haramaya University as an Assistant Professor and department head in the Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. He holds a BSc in Agricultural Extension (Honours) from Haramaya University in 1997, a Higher Diploma and MSc in Cooperative Organization Food Marketing and Rural Development, obtained in 2003 and 2004 respectively, from University College Cork (UCC), Ireland and a PhD in Agricultural Extension from University of Cape-Coast (UCC), Ghana, obtained in 2011.
Jemal’s research interests are: community-based natural resource management, Improving Agricultural Extension Advisory Services through cutting-edge ICT use and value chain development, Commercialization of Small holder farmers and household food security.
Jemal is the Principal Investigator for Haramaya University in the AgriDiet project. He is leading the meso-level research for Haramaya University under Work Package 4, as well as the review of pro-nutrition agricultural interventions in Ethiopia with Mekelle University.