Bachelor of Science, Alemaya College Agriculture, Ethiopia, 1983. Master of Science, Agricultural University of Norway, Ås, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, Agricultural University of Norway, Ås, 1999.
Graduate assistant Addis Ababa University, Awassa, Ethiopia, 1983-1984. Assistant lecturer Addis Ababa U./Awassa College Agriculture, 1984-1986, lecturer, 1986-1993. Assistant professor Awassa College Agriculture, 1994—2001.
Associate professor Debub University, since 2001. Head department animal science Addis Ababa U./Awassa College Agriculture, 1991-1993. Visiting scholar Ekika de la Garza Goat Research Institute Langston University, 2000.
Married Shashitu Dhaba, January 1, 1987. Children: Hawi, Abdi, Gadise, Lalise.