Etaferahu Kassa Ejegu
Area of research: Optimisation of environmental concern and economic gain.
Fellowship Category: Post-Masters
Home Institution: Ethiopia Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), Ethiopia
Mentor at Home Institution: Dr Dawit Alemu
Host Institution: University of Ghana, Ghana
Supervisor at Host Institution: Prof Samuel N A Codjoe
Research focus: There is an emerging expansion in area and investment in the Ethiopian sugar production. As sugarcane plantation expands, the pre harvest burning which is a common practice and used to remove the leaf from the steam increases. The burning contributes to the increase in greenhouse gas emission. Understanding environmental and economic impacts of this practice will help to develop economically feasible and environmental friendly production system. Thus, the study aims to identify economic and environmental tradeoffs because of this practice as well to suggest appropriate environmental measures to policy makers.