Bishaw, Badege

Senior Instructor
Director, Master of Natural Resources and Sustainable Natural Resource Graduate Program

Office Location: 
208 Richardson Hall
Email Address: 

Agroforestry, restoration ecology, sustainable natural resource management and international forestry

Educational Background: 
  • B.S., 1979, Plant Science, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • M.S., 1985, Tropical Forestry, University of Dresden, Germany
  • Ph.D., 1993, Forest Resources, Oregon State University
  • FE/FOR 456 International Forestry
  • FS/NR/RNG 477/577 Agroforestry
  • FS 432/532X; SNR 532 Planning Agroforestry Projects
  • SNR 511 Sustainable Natural Resources Management
  • SNR 506 Independent Projects in Natural Resources Sustainability
  • MNR 511 Introductions to Sustainable Natural Resources
  • MNR 560 Master of Natural Resources Case Study
Research Interests: 

Agroforestry and social forestry; riparian management agricultural lands; international forestry.

Research Support: 
  1. Developing a new Online Forests and Climate Change Graduate Certificate, College of Forestry, Oregon State University. ECampus grant to develop FCC Graduate Certificate (2013), $56,716 (Co-PI).
  2. Strengthening Institutional Collaboration between the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) and Oregon State University (OSU) through Agroforestry Education, Research and Development, 2010, USAID Linkage Funds $14, 979 (PI).
  3. Developing a new Online Master of Natural Resources degree program, College of Forestry, Oregon State University. ECampus grant to develop MNR degree program (2008), $131,000 (Co-PI).
  4. Rural Livelihoods Consortium for Applied Research and Technology Transfer (Proposal Submitted to USAID-ALO) 2005-2007; $2,350,000 (Co-PI).
  5. Strengthening Institutional Collaboration: Natural Resource Education and Research in Ethiopia. Badege Bishaw, Abdu Abdelkadir and Demel Teketay, USAID /ALO funded project. 2003-2004, $ 125,000 (Co-PI)
  6. Institutional Strengthening Through Natural Resource Education Management: Creating a New Paradigm of the Commons, 2001-2004, $400, 000 (Co-PI)
  7. Strengthening Academic Infrastructure in Forestry in South Africa, 1998-2003, $250,000 (Co-PI).
Current/Recent Programs: 

Dr. Bishaw has been involved in forestry and agroforestry research funded by state and federal agencies in Oregon and other parts of the U.S. Dr. Bishaw finds international work to be an enriching experience that provides an outstanding opportunity to share his experiences and knowledge with a broader audience. He has participated in research, outreach, formal instruction and program development in South Africa, Ethiopia and southern Africa (Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia) with funding from the USAID. These projects had an outreach and development programs and addressed food security, watershed management, poverty alleviation and land degradation in South Africa, Ethiopia and southern Africa. To learn more about these projects please visit the following project websites at http://www.cof.orst.edu/project/usaidalo/index.htm and http://www.cof.orst.edu/project/ethiopia/

Selected Publications: 
  1. Morre, Susan, and Badege Bishaw. (in preparation). Forest Stewardship Principles for Oregon Family forests: An Ecoregion-based Planning Guide. Contributions in Education and Outreach N0 4, Forest Research Laboratory, Oregon State University.
  2. Bishaw, B., Doescher, P.S., Morre, S. and Radosevich, S. (in preparation) Interdisciplinary Master of Natural Resources Degree at Oregon State University –Journal of Forestry [2012 ISI Impact factor: 1.896, Journal Ranking: 25/60 (forestry)].
  3. Bishaw, B, Neufeldt, H, Mowo J, Abdelkadir A, Muriuki J, Dale J, Kassa HM, Assefa T, and Guillozet K. 2013. Farmers Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change through Agroforestry in Ethiopia and Kenya. Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. USA 96 pp.
  4. Eastman D, Catacutan DC, Do TH, Guarnaschelli S, Dam VB, and Bishaw B. 2013. Stakeholder preferences over rewards for ecosystem services: implications for REDD+ benefit distribution system in Viet Nam. Working Paper 171. Bogor, Indonesia: world Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) Southeast Asia Regional Program. 17 pp. DOI: 10.5716/WP13057.PDF.
  5. Bishaw, B. and Sharrow, S. 2011. Agroforestry Education at Oregon State University. In Ashton, S.F., S.W. Workman, W.G. Hubbard and D.J. Moorhead, eds. Agroforestry: A Profitable Land Use. In Proceedings, 12th North American Agroforestry conference. Athens, GA June 4-9.
  6. Bishaw, B and Asfaw, Z. 2010. Hydrological and Related Aspects of Deforestation and Degradation of Woody Vegetation. P. 183-211. in Water Resources Management in Ethiopia: implications for the Blue Nile Basin / edited by Helmut Kloos and Worku Legesse. Amherst, NY 14228.
  7. Bishaw, B., Bekele, M. and Refera, A. 2008. Strengthening Wondo Genet College of Forestry in Natural Resource and Biodiversity Education and Research for Capacity building in East Africa. in New Perspectives in Forestry Education, Temu, A.B., Chamshama, S.A.O., Kung’u, J., Kaboggoza, J., Chikamai, B. and Kiwia, A. (eds.). Peer reviewed papers presented at the First Global Workshop on Forestry Education, September 2007. ICRAF, Nairobi, Kenya.
  8. Buckman, Robert E., Bishaw, B.; Hanson, T.J., Benford, and Frank A. 2006. Growth and yield of red pine in the Lake States. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-271. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research station. 114 p. http://nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/9031
  9. Bishaw, B. 2006. Integrating Agroforestry into Rural Development for Food Security and Environmental Protection. In Proceedings of the International Conference on a Development Strategy for the Horn of Africa. The University of Texas at Arlington, Dallas, U.S.A. October 20-22.