Ruth Bekele started her PhD in 2021 in the Farming Systems Ecology Group (FSE) at Wageningen University and Research (WUR). She has been working as a researcher in Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research(EIAR) in Food Science and Nutrition Research Directorate(FSNRD). It has always been her passion to contribute for the development of sustainable food system of Ethiopia. Her current study is focused on exploring the role of farm animals towards circular food system of Ethiopia.
Ruth received her BSc in Agricultural and Biological Engineering (2011) from Haramaya University, Ethiopia. She then served as an assistant lecturer at Ambo University in agricultural engineering courses. In 2016, she was granted a scholarship and studied Food Processing Technology and Renewable Energy at Anand University, India. Ruth specialized in food processing technology and developed sesame fat spread as new food product.