Hawasa University, Ethiopia

 
 

Hawasa University has a proud history dating back to 1975 when it was established as a diploma-granting college. Hawasa University currently offers degree programs in six disciplines of agriculture: Animal and Range Sciences, Plant Sciences, Rural Development and Family Sciences, Agricultural Resource Economics and Management, Food Science and Post Harvest technology, and Veterinary Sciences. The SAFE program has been launched at Hawasa in 2006/2007 academic year.

 

The purpose of the SAFE program at Hawasa University is to contribute towards the agricultural development efforts of Ethiopia through the production of qualified human resource in the field of agricultural extension required to raise agricultural production and productivity.

 

The Mid-career B.Sc. degree program at Hawasa 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.

 

Since 2006/07 academic year, a total of 272 students enrolled in to the program, out of them the eighth batch (26 students) successfully completed and graduated in July 2016.

Currently, 41 students are in the program. So far, 231 students (182 males and 49 females) graduated from the program.

The current student statistics of mid-career program at Hawasa University, as of as of July 2017, is tabulated below:

 

           
Intake Year Male Female Total Remarks
1 2006 19 2 21 Graduated in 2009
2 2007 22 6 28 Graduated in 2010
3 2008 26 6 32 Graduated in 2011
4 2009 34 1 35 Graduated in 2012
5 2010 36 2 38 Graduated in 2013
6 2011 15 25 40 Graduated in y 2014
7 2012 9 2 11 Graduated in 2015
8 2013 21 5 26 Graduated in 2016
9 2015 34 7 41 Graduated in 2017
  Total 216 56 272
         

 

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


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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