Wondirad Mandefro serves as State Minister at the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources of Ethiopia, a post he holds since 2010. He started his professional career in 1989 as a junior researcher in nematology at the Ambo Plant Protection Research Centre of the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR). For the following ten years, Mr. Mandefro held various research positions at the EIAR until 2007. In November 2007, he joined the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development as Director of the Agricultural Extension Directorate. Mr. Mandefro is an Ethiopian crop genetist with a Master’s of Science degree in Applied Genetics from Addis Ababa University as well as a Master of Science degree in Mematology from the University of Gent, Belgium.
Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ethiopia