Dr.Solomon Addisu

Research Directorate 

Contact Information: 

Phone number: +251917013104

Office phone: +251 1474524522

PO. Box: 334

Email: soladdisu04@gmail.com

I.  Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize, lead, manage and control the activities of all research programs;

  • Develop, recommend and implement guidelines and administrative procedures for research programs; 

  • Follow up the proper implementation of policies, rules and regulations for research programs;

  • Make recommendations for fostering the development of research programs;

  • Facilitate the development of interdisciplinary research programs in consultation with the units   concerned;

  • Coordinate internal and external assistance for research programs and allocate resources in   consultation with the bodies concerned;

  • Develop work program (strategic plan) for efficient management of existing and expanding
    research programs, and opening new ones;

  • Develop plans, set priorities for establishment of core laboratories and research facilities and   oversee the implementation of plans;

  • Follow up the formulation of the research coordination structure of the University;

  • Evaluate existing research capacity and identify gaps and priority areas for capacity building;

  • Follow up implementation of plans for research capacity building including establishment of core   laboratories and other research facilities;

  • Identify thematic research areas

  • Coordinate and facilitate collaborative research programs with donors and funding agencies;

  • Coordinate, register, monitor and follow up research and related activities;

  • Check regular progress reports on the research programs;

  • Prepare periodic reports on research activities in all colleges

  • Coordinate and facilitate establishment of research centers and site

II.     Research Themes

ü  Agriculture and Natural resource Management Themes

ü  Natural and computational Themes

ü  Social Science and Humanities Themes

ü  Business and Economics Themes

ü  Engineering and Technology Themes


  III.  Ongoing Activities

  • Project on Adaptation, multiplication and improvement of Selected Fruit Varieties and their Production and Productivity in Kafa Zone, Southwest Ethiopia

  • Project Proposal on improved Dairy production

  • Project Proposal for Integrated Beef Cattle Fattening

  • Project on Ethnological Stu,Conservation and Phytochemical 

    Characterization of Medicinal Plants Among Gonga People’s

  • Project on Maintenance and Plantation of Indigenous Trees at Kafa Zone

  • Project on Conservation of Coffee Genetic Diversity for Sustainable Production in Kafa Zone, Southwest Ethiopia

IV.Research Sites

ü  Saylem Livestock and High Land Crops and Root and Tuber Research Site

ü  Gesha Livestock and High Land Fruits and Root and Tuber Research Site

ü  Gewata Coffee, Lowland Spice, Cereals, Root and Tuber crops and Fruit Research Site

ü  Adiyo High Land Cereal Crops and Pulse Crop Research Site

ü  Shishoinde Midland Cereal and pulse Crop Research Site

ü  Gimbo Lowland, Midland cereals and Forage Crops Research Site

ü  Chena Midland Cereal and Root and Tuber Crops Research Site

ü  Cheta Cereal Crops, Fruit and Root and Tuber Crops

ü  Goba Lowland, Midland Cereals, Oil, Root and Tuber and Forage Crops Research Site

ü  Bita Coffee, Spice and Root and Tuber Crop Research Site