Tadelle Dessie

Tadelle Dessie

Principal Scientist - Animal Genetics/Breeding

Tadelle Dessie is a principal scientist at ILRI and adjunct professor in Animal breeding and genetics at the Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. He has more than 30 years of experience in the field with a long track record of research on poultry and livestock breeding and genetics. As a project leader/PI of DAGRIS, ACGG, AsCGG, and TPGS led the design and implementation of the projects. He joined ILRI in 2004, and he is currently a Principal Scientist and a member of the Global Livestock Genetics (LiveGene) program at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). His publication and project management record demonstrates his ability to undertake, plan and manage multidisciplinary research in livestock genetics and breeding research and development. He is responsible for coordinating the design and implementation of project activities in collaboration with partners and project reporting.  He supervised and co-supervised more than 30 Ph.D. students. In consultation with partners, the PL is responsible for researching and providing alternative approaches. He is also responsible for designing and developing several chicken breeds in Africa, leading the sourcing of tropically adapted chicken lines, and developing material transfer agreements between owners of the chicken lines and ILRI. All the project team members from different geographies report to him.

My Blog Posts

Genetic gains research to transform smallholder chicken farming in Southeast Asia


From breeding to genetic solutions strategy—how a livestock genetics innovation achieves ever-growing impact at scale

My Publications

Evolution and scope of rural and agricultural finance in developing countries: A review

  • Yitayih, Mulugeta
  • Kassie, Girma T.
  • Dessie, Tadelle

Agroecologies defined by species distribution models improve model fit of genotype by environment interactions to identify the best performing chicken breeds for smallholder systems

  • Getachew, Fasil
  • Komen, Hans
  • Dessie, Tadelle
  • Hanotte, Olivier H.
  • Kemp, Stephen J.
  • Worku, Setegn
  • Bastiaanssen, Wim G.M.

Ethiopia National Poultry Development Strategy 2022–2031

  • Fekadu, T.
  • Esatu, Wondmeneh
  • Takele, D.
  • Tesfaye, E.
  • Zewdie, Y.
  • Amssalu, K.
  • Yirgu, T.
  • Endawek, M.
  • Shiferaw, S.
  • Million, B.
  • Yitayih, Mulugeta
  • Dessie, Tadelle
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Developing improved adaptative chicken strains for smallholder producers of Ethiopia

  • Esatu, Wondmeneh
  • Dessie, Tadelle

Training of smallholder farmers and livestock experts on improved chicken management practices at SAPLING sites in Ethiopia

  • Getachew, Fasil
  • Yitayih, Mulugeta
  • Geremew, Kumlachew
  • Gemiyo, D.
  • Bogale, A.
  • Kebede, Adebabay
  • Dessie, Tadelle

Characterizing smallholder poultry production in Cambodia: Evidence from a baseline survey

  • Yitayih, Mulugeta
  • Chhay Ty
  • Esatu, Wondmeneh
  • Hoa Hoang
  • Ren Theary
  • Bun Chan
  • Menghak Phem
  • Vor Sina
  • Son Pov
  • Sothyra Tum
  • Dessie, Tadelle