Hallpike, C. R. (Christopher Robert). Konso agriculture

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Title: Konso agriculture

Published in: Journal of Ethiopian studies -- Vol. 8, no. 1

Published By: Journal of Ethiopian studies -- Vol. 8, no. 1 Haile Sellassie I University, Institute of Ethiopian Studies. 1970. 31-43 p. ill.

By line: by C. R. Hallpike

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2016. Computer File

Culture: Konso (MP17)

Subjects: Tillage (241); Cereal agriculture (243); Vegetable production (244); Arboriculture (245); Domesticated animals (231); Agricultural science (242); Land use (311); Climate (132); Topography and geology (133); Water supply (312); Soil (134); Diet (262); Labor supply and employment (464); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182);

Abstract: This article argues that Konso agriculture constitutes a unique set of land use and labor exchange practices well-suited to the area’s mountainous terrain, water scarcity and depleted soils. Included are descriptions of the construction of erosion-protecting stone terraces following the contours of hillsides, conservation of rainwater with wells and reservoirs, applications of manure, and mixed cultivation of a wide variety of cereal, root and tree crops.

Document Number: 3

Document ID: mp17-003

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical reference (p. 41)

Field Date: 1965-1967

Evaluation: Anthropologist-5

Analyst: Teferi Abate Adem

Coverage Date: 1965-1967

Coverage Place: Konso Special Woreda, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia

LCSH: Konso (African people)

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