Haramaya University, Ethiopia

 
 

Haramaya University has a long and proud history dating back to its inception as the Imperial College of Agricultural and Mechanical Arts in 1952. Until recently, it has been the only university offering degree level training in the various agricultural disciplines. Haramaya University is, therefore, the leading institution in Ethiopia in the area of agricultural human resource development.

 

Purpose of the SAFE program at Haramaya University is to contribute towards the agricultural development efforts of Ethiopia through the production of qualified human resource in the field of agricultural extension advisory services who can serve the needs of smallholder farm families.

 

The Mid-career B.Sc. degree program at Haramaya University has made contribution to the agricultural sector principally through upgrading the technical and human relations skills of experienced Mid-career extension staff working with the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Bureaus of Agriculture and Non-governmental organizations engaged in agricultural and rural development.

 

The new value chain-oriented curriculum has been launched at Haramaya University starting 2012 academic year. While the old curriculum was production-focused, the revised curriculum has a strong component of value addition.

 

  Male Female Total
Graduated 384 68 452
Current 105 11 116
Total 489 79 568
 
The program at Haramaya University, has completed 16 full cycles with the graduation of 30 students of the 18th intake group in July 2016. The level of enrolment continues to increase. So far, 524 students (451 males and 73 females) graduated from the program. Another 79 (69 males and 10 females) mid-career students are enrolled at the university.

The current student statistics of mid-career program at Haramaya University, as of July 2016, is tabulated below:

 

Intake Year Male Female Total Remarks
1
Jan. 1996 25 3 28 graduated July 1999
2
Jan. 1997 17 1 18 graduated July 2000
3 Oct. 1998 21 4 25 graduated July 2001
4 Oct. 1999 25 7 32 graduated July 2002
5 Oct. 2000 17 16 33 graduated July 2003
6 Oct. 2001 23 5 28 graduated July 2004
7 Oct. 2002 24 4 28 graduated July 2005
8 Oct. 2003 22 2 24 graduated July 2006
9 Oct. 2004 29 1 30 graduated July 2007
10 Oct. 2005 31 3 34 graduated July 2008
11 Oct. 2006 32 - 32 graduated July 2009
12 Oct. 2007 24 3 27 graduated July 2010
13 Oct. 2008 25 - 25 graduated July 2011
14 Oct. 2009 27 3 30 graduated July 2012
15 Oct. 2010 20 8 28 graduated July 2013
16 Nov. 2011 22 8 30 graduated July 2014
17 Nov. 2012 36 4 40 graduated July 2015
18 Nov. 2013 31 1 32 graduated July 2016
19 Nov. 2014 38 6 44
20 Nov. 2015 31 4 35
   


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Voices from the Field

  • Empowering Groups with Special Needs in Ethiopia. More
  • SAFE program helping communities engage in value-chain oriented, improved agricultural practices. More
  • “SAFE`s part in my life has been immense”, Coulibaly K. Mallé. More
  • “No better time than now to thank SAFE”, Mesele Yilma, More
  • “When knowledge empowers you, challenges are not problems”, Patience Kantomah, SAFE mid-career student at Bayero University, Nigeria.More
  • "My dream to educate my children has come true", George Mutebe, Uganda.
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  • “My thanks are enormous for Sasakawa`s intervention”, Misaye Mitiku, Ethiopia. More
  • “The reason why our cooperative is a primary model cooperative is because of Sasakawa`s intervention”, Tike Fekade, Ethiopia. More
  • “We realized crop failure is farmers’ failure”, Muhammmad Yaro, Nigeria. More

Vision 2020

Effective extension delivery systems in Sub-Saharan Africa that are based on farmer needs and demands along the entire agricultural value chain, with a special focus on smallholder farmers, most of whom are women.

SAFE Mission

Strengthening agricultural education institutions in sub-Saharan Africa to provide demand driven, value chain oriented, training for mid-career agricultural advisory workers.

 

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Publications

  • Feeding The Future: Special SAFE Anniversary Edition - 2013Download
  • Progrees Report of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education: 2011-2012 Download
  • Proceedings of the 2006 SAFE Regional Networking Workshop - Tanzania Download
  • Proccedings of the 2008 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Nigeria Download
  • Proccedings of the 2009 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Ethiopia Download
  • Proccedings of the 2010 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Ghana Download
  • Proccedings of the 2011 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Malawi Download
  • Proccedings of the 2012 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Benin
    [French] Download
  • Proccedings of the 2012 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Benin
    [English] Download
  • Proccedings of the 2013 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Tanzania Download
  • Proccedings of the 2014 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Mali Download
  • Proccedings of the 2015 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Uganda Download
  • A Case Study on Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Programs in Ghana - 2007Download
  • Impact Assessment of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Program in Ghana - 2007 Download
  • A Case Study on Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Programs in Ghana - 2008 Download
  • Impact Assessment of the B.Sc. Program for Mid Career Extension Professionals at Haramaya University, Ethiopia- 2010Download
  • Assessment of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education's Training Program at Alemaya University, Ethiopia - 2005Download
  • Assessment of the SAFE Program in Mali with Special Focus on SEPs - PhD Dissertation - 2010Download
  • Évaluation du programme de Maîtrise en Vulgarisation Agricole - IPR/IFRA [Mali] - 2010 Download