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Getu Hailu is a Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (FARE) at the University of Guelph, Editor for the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics and Associate Editor for the Journal of Agribusiness in Developing & Emerging Economies. Getu relocated to the University of Guelph in May 2005 following his Ph.D. studies (majoring in Agribusiness Production and Finance with minor in Food Marketing Economics) at the University of Alberta.

Prior to obtaining his PhD, Getu was a lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Alemaya University. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Getu worked with the University of Hannover (Germany) as part of a research team that investigated management strategies for farming systems in moisture-stressed areas aimed at reducing various dimensions of poverty in the Eastern Oromia region of Ethiopia.


  • Production Economics (Productivity and Efficiency)
  • Agribusiness Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Demand Analysis


  • PhD, Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Alberta
  • MSc, Agricultural Economics, Alemaya University, Ethiopia and University of Hannover, Germany
  • BSc, Agricultural Economics, Alemaya University, Ethiopia

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