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Techane Bosona

Bosona is a researcher with highly cited scientific works in areas of logistics and supply chain management in agriculture and Food sector.


Bosona's main areas of scientific works include:

-Digitization and building system simulation models using modeling environments including  ArcGIS, Matlab, RouteLogiX, Powersim, Arena, and SimaPro

-Sustainability performance analysis of Food value chains using value chain analysis (VCA), life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) and life cycle analysis (LCA)

-Digitization and modeling of logistics systems including facility location analysis, goods distribution, last-mile logistics and home delivery

-Application of GIS in resources management including water and other resources in agriculture and food system  


- Logistics and Supply chain management (PhD course), 7.5 hp

-Sustainable technologies for agriculture in low and medium income countries (Master course), 7.5 hp

- TE0017 Geographic information systems for environmental and natural science studies, 7.5 hp
-TE0018 Geographic information systems for engineers, 5 hp
-TE0019 Geografiska informationssystem 7.5 hp.

-TN0329 GIS and Geographic Analysis 15 credits, at SLU


Some of research projects where Bosona participated as principal investigator include:

-Value Chain Analysis (VCA) and Sustainability Analyses including environmental and economic assessment in SusorgPlus project, EU Project,
-Value Chain and Sustainability (VCA, LCA and LCCA) analyses in SusOrganic project, EU project,
-Integrated Logistics and Development of Smart System in EuroPruning project, EU project,


-Damilola Omoleye, MSc Thesis, 30 HEC 2020

-Erika Melin, Independent project, 15 HEC, 2019

-Isac Jareborg, MSc Thesis, 30 HEC, 2019

Selected publications

[1] *DYJAKON A., BOER J.D., GEBRESENBET G., BOSONA T., ADAMCZYK F. (2020). Economic analysis of the collection and transportation of pruned branches from orchards for energy production. Drewno, 63(205). URL: DOI: 

[2] Boer J.D., Dyjakon A., Den Boer E.D., Daniel García‐Galindo D., Bosona T., Gebresenbet G. (2020). Life-Cycle Assessment of the Use of Peach Pruning Residues for Electricity Generation. Energies 2020, 13, 2734;
[3] Bosona, T., Gebresenbet, G., Dyjakon, A. (2019). Implementing life cycle cost analysis methodology for evaluating agricultural pruning-to-energy initiatives. Bioresource Technology Reports, 6:54-62.
[4] Bosona, T. and Gebresenbet, G. (2018). Life cycle analysis of organic tomato production and supply in Sweden. Journal of Cleaner Production, 196: 635-643.
[5] Bosona, T. and Gebresenbet, G. (2018). Swedish Consumers’ Perception of Food Quality and Sustainability in Relation to Organic Food Production. Foods, 7 (4): 1-17.
[6] Bosona, T.; Gebresenbet, G.; Olsson, S.-O. (2018). Traceability System for Improved Utilization of Solid Biofuel from Agricultural Prunings. Sustainability, 10(2), 258: 1-12.

[7] Bosona, T., Gebresenbet, G., Olsson S-O, Garcia D., Germer, S. (2018). Evaluation of a Smart System for the Optimization of Logistics Performance of a Pruning Biomass Value Chain. Applied sciences. 2018, 8(10), 1987; 

[8] Gebresenbet, G.; Bosona, T.; Olsson, S.-O.; Garcia, D. (2018). Smart System for the Optimization of Logistics Performance of the Pruning Biomass Value Chain. Applied sciences, 8, 1162.

[9] Bosona T. and Gebresenbet G. (2018). Evaluating Logistics Performances of Agricultural Prunings for Energy Production: A Logistics Audit Analysis Approach. Logistics 2018, 2, 19;

[11] Kinobe J.R., Bosona T., Gebresenbet G., Niwagaba C.B., Vinnerås B. (2015). Optimization of waste collection and disposal in Kampala city. Habitat International, 49: 126-137. doi:10.1016/j.habitatint.2015.05.025. 

[12] Bekele, A., Bosona, T., Nordmark, I., Gebresenbet, G., Ljungberg, D. (2012). Assessing the Sustainability of Food Retail Business: The Case of Konsum Värmland, Sweden. Journal of Service Science and Management 5, 373-385.
[13] Bosona, T, Gebresenbet, G., Nordmark, I., Aradom, S., Ljungberg, D. (2011). Box-scheme based delivery system of locally produced organic food: Evaluation of logistics performance. Journal of Service Science and Management 4(3), 357-367.
[14] Bosona, T., Gebresenbet, G. (2011). Cluster building and logistics network integration of local food supply chain. Biosystems Engineering 108, 293-302. 

[15] Bosona, T., Gebresenbet, G. (2013). Food traceability as an integral part of logistics management in food and agricultural supply chain. Food Control 33, 32-48. 

[16] Gebresenbet, G., Nordmark, I., Bosona, T., Ljungberg, D. (2011). Potential for optimised food deliveries in and around Uppsala city, Sweden: Journal of Transport Geography 19 (6), 1456-1464.
[17] Bosona, T., Nordmark, I., Gebresenbet, G., Ljungberg, D. (2013). GIS-based analysis of integrated food distribution network in local food supply chain. International Journal of Business and Management 8(17), 13-34.

B. Some lists of Conference/workshop papers and posters

[1] T. Bosona, I. N. J. Jareborg, G. Gebresenbet (2019). Environmental impact of organic and conventional carrots. Poster presented on Food Planning Conference - var finns maten i samhällsplaneringen? January 31, 2019 in Södertälje Science Park, Sweden.

[2] Techane Bosona, Girma Gebresenbet, Daniel Garcia (2016). Logistics Performances of Agricultural Prunings’ Supply Chain; 24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2016: 1BV.4.64, June 6-9, 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

[3] Techane Bosona, Girma Gebresenbet, Sven Olsson, Daniel Garcia (2016). Developing Traceability System for Agricultural Prunings24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2016:4AV.1.27, June 6-9, 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

[4] Girma Gebresenbet, Techane Bosona, Sven Olsson, Daniel Garcia(2016). Development of Smart System for Monitoring of Wood Pruning Logistics and Definition of its Functional Specification.24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2016:1BV.4.21, June 6-9, 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

[5] Gebresenbet G. and Bosona T. (2015). Biomass logistics costs from agricultural pruning: EuroPruning assessment. FAO conference ‘Mobilization of woody biomass for energy and industrial use Smart logistics for forest residues, prunings and dedicated plantations’, Tuesday 19 May 2015, FAO Headquarters,Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, Rome, Italy. URL: 0d87cd17e95dbdb11076.
[6] Gebresenbet, G.; Nordmark, I.; and Bosona, T.(2010). Promoting effective goods distribution through route optimization and coordination to attenuate environmental impact:- the case of Uppsala, 12th WCTR, July 11-15, 2010-Lisbon, Portugal.

[7] Bosona T., Gebresenbet G. (2017). Sustainability of organic food products: environmental and economic aspects with examples from organic salmon fish and organic apple. Presentation on Seminar: New technics and technologies used in organic horticulture, November 15, 2017, Bucuresti, Romania.

[8] Bosona T., Gebresenbet G. (2017). Life Cycle Analysis of Organic Apple Cultivated in Sweden: A Comparison of Fresh and Dried Apple. Second Nordic Baltic Drying Conference, 7-9 June 2017, Hamburg, Germany.
[9] Bosona T., Gebresenbet G.(2017). Value Chain Analysis of Organic Beef Meat: Identifying Constraints and Opportunities. Second Nordic Baltic Drying Conference, 7-9 June 2017, Hamburg, Germany.




C. Book chapter
[1] Gebresenbet G. and Bosona T. (2012). Logistics and Supply Chains in Agriculture and Food. Book chapter, In Pathways to supply chain excellence, INTECH 125-146.

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