Azage Tegegne has a BSc in Animal Sciences and an MSc in Animal Production, specializing in Animal Breeding from Addis Ababa University. He completed his PhD studies in animal reproduction at the Graduate School of Tropical Veterinary Science and Agriculture, James Cook University. He has over 20 years of experience in university teaching, research, extension and development activities. Azage has authored/co-authored over 150 scientific and professional articles in the areas of livestock production and management in the tropics in peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He has also supervised the theses research of over 35 post-graduate students from various universities throughout the world. He served as a Manager, of the ILRI Debre Zeit Research Station. He is currently working as a research scientist in the IPMS Project.