Kebebew Assefa is a Senior Researcher in Plant (Tef) Breeding and Genetics at the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR). He obtained his PhD (2003) in Plant Breeding and Genetics from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Currently, he is the National Coordinator of Tef Research in Ethiopia at Debre Zeit Agricultural Research Center of EIAR. He had served Alemaya University of Agriculture as Head of Department of Crop Science and Leader of Tef Improvement Project and Debre Zeit Agricultural Research Center as its Director. He was also the Editor-in-Chief of the Ethiopian Journal of Crop Science (EJCS). He has initiated several international and regional partnerships in agricultural research and conducted many research projects with collaborators from Eastern Africa, Europe, and the USA. He is a recipient of several research awards and fellowships, including the FAO/IAEA Third Group Fellowship Training; Research Associate, Texas Tech University, USA; and National Gold Medal Award for Problem-Solving Research Achievements in Tef (as the leader of the research team). Dr. Kebebew has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals in the area of plant/crop sciences.