||Research school plus funded research stay at IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute) in Addis Ababa, which includes data collection activities, was invaluable for my PhD thesis and overall career development. The six months research stay and data collection time exposed me to enormous theoretical as well as practical knowledge and skills relevant to my dissertation. The formal and informal contacts throughout my stay with IFPRI staff in general and Dr. Guush Berhane in particular helped me a lot in many ways. Discussions on the data collection process, data management and data analysis tools were the most important gains from my stay in the institute. Discussions with researchers from IWMI (International Water Management Institute) were also very helpful in many activities accomplished during the research stay and data collection period. On the whole, my stay was very educational and helpful for my thesis and future research networking.