Bachelor of Science in Arid Zone Agricultural, Asmara/Alemava University, Ethiopia, 1991. Master of Science in Soil and Water Conservation, Wagengen Agricultural University, The Netherlands, 1997. Doctor of Philosophy, University Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, 2005.
Soil and water conservation, program coordinator Ethiopian Agricultural Research Organization, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1999—2001. Researcher Ethiopian Institute Agricultural Research, Debre Zeit, since 2001, head natural resources management research, since 2006. Guest lecturer Hawasa University, since 2006.
Member of German Soil Science Society, Ethiopian Society Soil Sciences (editor-in-chief since 2006).
Married Askale Mosissa Terfa, December 6, 1998. Children: Kenna Teklu Erkossa, Sifeene Teklu Erkossa.