Bayissa Hatew is a scientist in animal nutrition in feed and forage development program. He has previously served ILRI as research project coordinator. Prior to joining ILRI, he worked in a similar position in Agricultural Cooperative Development International/Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance (ACDI/VOCA) in Ethiopia. Bayissa has also worked in other national and international institutions including University of Alberta, Wageningen University and Research, Agricultural Research Organization of Israel, and Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research. He gained PhD in ruminant nutrition from Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands. He earned MSc in agriculture from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. His primary area of research interest focuses on conducting research on novel approaches to improve the quality of feeds, with an emphasis on the identification of technologies available to improve the quality of crop residues and developing feeding systems for smallholder farmers. He is also interested in research exploring potential impacts and trade-offs of improved livestock feeding and feeding practices in smallholder farming systems.