Understanding farmers: Explaining soil and water conservation in Konso, Wolaita and Wello Ethiopia | Land Portal

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December 2003
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Being one of the oldest civilisations in the world, Ethiopia has an agricultural tradition that is over 2,500 years old. However the land has brought into cultivation at different times in history. Generally the Northern part of the country has experienced intensive agriculture for a long time, whereas the southwestern highlands, which show relatively less soil degradation were brought into agriculture in the last couple of centuries.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Beshah, Tesfaye

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