Endalkachew Wolde-meskel

Endalkachew Wolde-meskel

Endalkachew Wolde-meskel is Country Coordinator for N2Africa Project, Ethiopia. He joined the project from Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia where he was an Associate Professor of Soil Microbiology at the School of Plant and Horticultural Sciences. He obtained his PhD from Norwegian University of Life Sciences in 2004. His main expertise is on rhizobiology and on the N2-fixing symbiosis with legumes. But also on nutrient cycling in farming systems in the tropics; on selection and identification of elite N fixing strains; on ecology of indigenous and naturalized rhizobial populations aiming on enhancing of N2 fixation in farming systems. He coordinated north-south collaborative projects on legume-rhizobium symbiosis and on investigation of cyanobacterial biofetilizer for production of horticultural crops. He has extensive experiences on exploration of biodiversity of rhizobia where he identified several novel genospecies and described new species. Endalkachew has supervised more than 46 MSc and PhD students and published in peer-review international journals