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

ILRI News

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

My Publications

Training curriculum to underpin the development of training courses for chicken value chain actors

  • Yami, A.
  • Esatu, Wondmeneh
  • Rege, Ed
  • Hoa Hoang
  • Ngo Thi Kim Cuc
  • Sothyra Tum
  • Chhay Ty
  • Dessie, Tadelle

Smallholder chicken production manual: A farmers’ training and reference manual to inform day-to-day production decisions

  • Yami, A.
  • Esatu, Wondmeneh
  • Rege, Ed
  • Hoa Hoang
  • Ngo Thi Kim Cuc
  • Sothyra Tum
  • Chhay Ty
  • Dessie, Tadelle
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Genomic analysis of Nigerian indigenous chickens reveals their genetic diversity and adaptation to heat-stress

  • Rachman, M.P.
  • Bamidele, O.
  • Dessie, Tadelle
  • Smith, J.
  • Hanotte, Olivier H.
  • Gheyas, A.A.

Enhancing technical capacity on smallholder poultry development: Guidelines for developing a capacity development roadmap in SAPLING and other Tropical Poultry Genetics Solution (TPGS) countries

  • Yitayih, Mulugeta
  • Getachew, Fasil
  • Dessie, Tadelle

Theory of change for the chicken value chain in Kenya developed for the CGIAR Initiative on Sustainable Animal Productivity for Livelihoods, Nutrition and Gender Inclusion

  • Yitayih, Mulugeta
  • Poole, Elizabeth J.
  • Ouko, Edward
  • Esatu, Wondmeneh
  • Getachew, Fasil
  • Geremew, Kumlachew
  • Girma, Mekonnen
  • Yemane, Tsion
  • Ochieng, Laurence
  • Marshall, Karen
  • Dessie, Tadelle

Establishing farmer groups and linking smallholder farmers with input and output markets: A guide for smallholder based poultry production in the tropics

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