Fasil Getachew is an animal geneticist and breeder (MSc) with 14 years professional experience in livestock research, development and teaching. He worked for six years in various positions at Sirinka Agricultural Research Centre of the Amhara Region Agricultural Research Institute (ARARI) including as Head for Department of Livestock Research and as Sub-research Centre Manager. Previously, he used to be a lecturer in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Gondar where he taught for five years animal genetics, animal breeding and livestock production courses to undergraduate students of agriculture, veterinary medicine, animal health and biotechnology.
For the last three and half years, Fasil has served as National Coordinator for Domestic Animal Biodiversity Research in the Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute (EBI). His research experience covers animal genetic improvement, characterization, sustainable utilization and conservation in use. He has published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles.
Fasil is now working as a Research Associate in African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project. ACGG is an Africa-wide collaboration led by the International Livestock Research Institute with partners from Ethiopia, the Netherlands, Nigeria and Tanzania to test and make available high-producing, farmer-preferred genotypes that increase smallholder chicken productivity.