Two Ethiopian Masters students have now completed their theses working with the project. Berhanu Abera has obtained the degree of MVSc in Tropical Veterinary Epidemiology from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture, Addis Ababa University. His thesis was entitled “A longitudinal study of epidemiological occurrence of antibodies against Newcastle Disease affecting village indigenous chickens in Horo and Jarso, Ethiopia.”
Eskinder Aklilu has submitted “Phenotypic characteristics of two indigenous chicken ecotypes in Ethiopia” in November 2012 and is currently waiting to defend his thesis. Eskinder was also invited to speak on this topic at the 20th ESAP Annual Conference, “Livestock at the Crossroads of Climate Change and Variability”, which was held in October 2012, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We wish both Berhanu and Eskinder well in their future careers.