Bachelor of Science, Alemaya (Ethiopia) College Agriculture, 1979. Master of Science, New Mexico State University, 1984.
Assistant expert Ex-Settlement Authority, Addis Ababa, Ethopia, 1980-1981. Section head Relief and Rehabilitation Commission, 1981-1982, division head, 1984-1986, senior expert, coordinator nomadic areas pilot project study, 1986-1987. Head National Artificial Insemination Center, Ministry Agriculture, since 1987.
Coordinator Anglo-phone African countries Regional Animal Gene Bank, Addis Ababa, 1989-1993. National coordinator Animal Genetic Resource Conservation, 1986-1995.
Member Ethiopian Society Animal Production (secretary 1990-1991, chief editor 1993-1995, Gold medal winner and certified meritorious service 1988-2000), Ethiopian Dairy Goat Improvement Association (executive member).
Married Assefa Kidist, February 28, 1989.