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I am a scientist interested in studying the dynamic linkages between the environment, agriculture, and food. Occasionally, I write about life and my country, ER

Hello, world. I am Kibrom T. Sibhatu.

I am an Agricultural, Food, and Rural Development Economist with great interest in the dynamic linkages of human welfare with ecosystem services in response to real global challenges, including deforestation, poverty, food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition, and climate change. My research experience encompasses projects in the Global South, where I…


This year’s World Development Report is out and focuses on the value of data and how to use data to improve the livelihoods of the poor.

Key messages of the report:

- Global data flow has increased one thousand times over the last 20 years, but little is yet done…


In this video clip, Philippe Schuler at Too Good To Go uses a modified version of the famous Monopoly game to demonstrate how much energy is needed to produce a single banana.

It is mindblowing.

Here I summarize the key activities — based on the Too Good To Go’s clip…


I read two books in March: “ The Autobiography of Malcolm X” by Malcolm X and Alex Haley and “ A World Without Email” by Cal Newport. In this short article, I list the most important lessons that I have learned from reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

Malcolm X’s…


ለበዳ ኮቪድ-19 ክሳብ ሕጂ (ሚጽዝያ 2 2021) ልዕሊ 130 ሚልዮን ሰባት ለኺፉ ኣሎ። ካብ እቶም ዝተለኽፉ 2.9 ሚልዮን ሰባት ሞይቶም ኣለዉ። ኣብ ኤርትራ እንተ ርኢና ክኣ፡ ክሳብ እዚ ጽሑፍ እዚ ዝጸሓፍ፡ 3334 ሰባት ክልከፉ እንከለዉ፡ ዓሰርተ ሰባት ከኣ ሞይቶም ኣለዉ።

ኣህጉር ኣፍሪቃ ብብዝሒን ጻዕቂን ህዝባ (1.3 ቢልዮን ህዝቢ ወይ 18%…


This month (March 2021), I read “ How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need” by Bill Gates. In this short article, I provide a short review of Mr. Gate’s new book.

Climate change is a serious issue of concern to every one…


I just finished reading ‘The Courage to be Disliked’ by Kishimi & Koga. The book discusses some thought-provoking philosophical/psychological theories of Alfred Adler — arguably the most influential 20th-century psychologist. Relying on the Principles of Classical Adlerian Psychology (teleology), it attempts to provide different perspectives and solutions to the increasing…


ንሓደ ሰብ ምስ ካልእ ወዲ-ሰብ ብሰላምን ስኒትን ሓቢሩ ክነብር ዝገብሮ’ኮ ወዲ-ሰብ ብምኻኑ’ዩ። ነፍሲ-ወከፍ ሰብ ቅድሚ ሃገራዊ፡ ቢሄራዊ፡ ሃይማኖታዊ ወይ ኣዉራጃዊ ምዃኑ፣ ቅድመ-ቀዳድም ወዲ-ሰብ ምዃኑ ክርድኦን ክኣምንን ኣለዎ። ሓደ ወዲ-ሰብ፡ እዚ እንተደኣ ተገንዚቡ፣ ፍልልይ ሃይማኖት፡ ብሄር፡ ቋንቋ፡ ኣዉራጃ፡ ወዘተ ብዘየገድስ ምስ ዝኾነ ካልእ ሰብ ተኸባቢሩን ብሰላምን ክነብር ኣይእገምን።

ሃይማኖት፡ ብሄር፡ ቋንቋ፡ ኣዉራጃ፡ ወዘተ’ኮ ንወዲ-ሰብ ከገልግሉ ዝተፈጥሩ’ዮም። ደቂ-ሰብ ብምዃንና ጥራይ ክንከባበርን ክንጸዋወርን እንተዘይ ክኢልና፣ ሓደ ሃይማኖት፡ ሃገር፡ ፖለቲካዊ ፓርቲ፡ ቋንቋ፡ ብሄር ወይ ኣዉራጃ ስለ ዘሎና፣ ሓቢርና ብፍቕርን ስኒትን ክንነብር ንኽእል’ና ኢልካ ምሕሳብ ድንቁርና እዩ።

ሰለዚ፡ ሰላም ዝሰፈናን ዲሞክራሲያዊትን ሃገረ ኤርትራ ክንሃንጽ እንተድኣ ኾይንና፡ መጀመርያ ደቂ-ሰባት ምዃንና ክንግንዘብ የድልየና። ኣነ ጓል-ሰብ ምዃንኪ እንተ ተቐቢለክን ኣክቢረክን፡ ንስኺ’ዉን ኣነ ወዲ-ሰብ ብምዃነይ እንተተቀቢልክንን ኣኽቢርክንን፣ ብፍቕርን ስኒትን ሓቢርና ክንነንብር ናይ ሓባር ሃይማኖት፡ ኣዉራጃ ወይ ብሄር ምህላዉ ኣገዳስነት የብሉን።


ሓደ-ሓደ ግዜ ሂወት ኣዝያ ትኸብድን ትመርርን። ካብ መጠን ንላዕሊ ብምኽባዳን ብምምራራን ድማ ምፍጣርና ንጸልእ። ሕጂ ሂወት ከቢዳትና ክትህሉ ትኽእል‘ያ። ንኣብነት፣-

  • ምስ ሓዉና ወይ መቕርብና ተቐራሒንና፥ ንሓርቕ
  • ፈታዊና ወይ ኣማኒና ጠሊሙና፥ ንቕንዞ
  • ብፍላጥ ወይ ብዘይ ፍላጥ ብዝፈጸምናዮ ጌጋታት፥ ንጠዓስ
  • ዕጫ ነባሪ ሕማም ወይ ስንክልና በጺሑና፥ ንሳቐ
  • ዉላድና ዝከኣለና ጌርናሉ ክንስና፡ ናይ…

Kibrom T. Sibhatu

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