Teshome Hunduma, originally from Ethiopia and now living in Norway, studied Applied Biology at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia before joining Noragric's former MSc programme in Management of Natural Resources and Sustainable Agriculture.
He worked at Haramaya University and Biodiversity Institute (national genebank) in Ethiopia before coming to Norway. More recently, after completing his MSc programme at Noragric, he worked as an Advisor for the Development Fund of Norway.
Teshome's main research interests are in seed systems and management of agricultural biodiversity in developing countries.
The working title of his PhD research is Seed security: a multilevel perspective on seed system development in Ethiopia. Teshome will examine seed systems as social-ecological systems with an emphasis on agro- cological, social, cultural, economic and political variables. His research will combine in-depth quantitative and qualitative analyses of farmers’ practices from “below” in terms of agro-ecological, social, cultural, conomic and political dimensions of seed security, with in-depth qualitative analysis of actors’ practices from “above” to unpack the conceptualization of seed systems i.e. how different actors perceive and onceptualize seed systems within the broader agricultural development agenda. He will work with Ola Westengen (Associate Professor).
Welcome back to NMBU, Teshome!