Birhanu M Lenjiso
Birhanu M Lenjiso, is an Agricultural Sociologist and a Post-Doctoral Scientist within the Policies, Institutions and Livelihood (PIL)`s research program of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). He has over ten years of teaching and research experiences. Dr. Lenjiso taught sociology, gender and research courses at Ambo University (Ethiopia) for six years. He also served as chief academic program officer, coordinator of center for gender initiatives (CGI) and head of the department of sociology and social works. Dr. Lenjiso was consultant and PhD fellow at ILRI between July-Decmber 2013. His research areas include land policy, natural resource management, social instituitions, smallholder agriculture, value chains, nutrition, and food security with strong focus on gender issues. He has published numerous works on land tenure policies and, the impact of agricultural development policies in Ethiopia in international and national peer-reviewed journals. He has a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and, an MA in Sociology and BA in Sociology and Social Anthropology from Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia).