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Kassaye Tolessa Sherge

Country of origin: Ethiopia Currently in: Ethiopia, Addis Ababa General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Early Career Fellowship
Academic Background

Degrees

2017 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

- NIRS model development and validation for coffee, oil seed, maize, tef and chickpea - Ethiopian coffee quality profiling in relation to biophysical factors

Research Keywords: 
coffeee
quality attributes
caffeine chlorogenic acid
NIRS model

Publications resulting from Research: 


Some of the results were published:
Tolessa, K. et al. (2018). Analysis of coffee quality along the coffee value chain in Jimma zone, Ethiopia. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 13(29), 1468-1475.

Tolessa, K., Rademaker, M., De Baets, B., & Boeckx, P. (2016). Prediction of specialty coffee cup quality based on near infrared spectra of green coffee beans. Talanta, 150: 367-374.
Tolessa, K. et al. (2017). Influence of growing altitude, shade and harvest period on quality and biochemical composition of Ethiopian specialty coffee. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 97(9), 2849-2857



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
- Developing project proposal - Conducting research - Writing research paper for completed research activities. - Working as project coordinator of NIR based research activities at EIAR

Workshop and Conference Attended

2018 Abuja, Nigeria Leadershiop program for African Research and Development
2018 Jimma, Ethiopia Consultative Workshop on Ethiopian Coffee Quality Profile Mapping:
2015 Adama, Ethiopia Nuffic closing work shop: Value chain management seminar NICHE ETH-019
2017 Haromaya University 6th Biennial Conference of Ethiopian Horticulture Science Society

Presentation given

2018
Biophysical control of coffee quality: the case of southwestern Ethiopia
Jimma, Ethiopia
Event: Consultative Workshop on Ethiopian Coffee Quality Profile Mapping
2014
Prediction of specialty coffee cup quality based on near infrared spectra of green coffee beans
Armenia, Colombia
Event: The 25th conference on coffee science
Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship awarded