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Dagne Wegary Gissa

Seed System Specialist

Dagne Wegary Gessa obtained his BSc and MSc degrees in Plant Sciences and Plant breeding, respectively, from Haramaya University, Ethiopia. He holds a PhD from the University of Free State, South Africa, in Plant Breeding. From 1998 to 2011, he worked as a maize breeder in the Ethiopian Agricultural Research Institute (EIAR).

As part of the SIMLESA project team, Wegary is responsible for participatory variety selection (PVS), variety release and promotion, as well as production and supply of high quality early generation (EGS) and certified seeds in collaboration with NARS and seed companies.