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People of the Plow: An Agricultural History of Ethiopia, 1800 - 1990

By: James C McCann

298 pages, 30 b/w photos, 5 maps

University of Wisconsin Press

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #41210 | ISBN: 0299146146
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Hardback | Apr 1995 | #41211 | ISBN: 0299146103
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For more than two hundred years, Ethiopia's agricultural system was one of the most innovative and efficient in Africa, but it has been afflicted in the recent past by a series of crises: famine, declining productivity, and losses of biodiversity. McCann analyses the country's recent agricultural history to determine whether the ox-plow agricultural system has adapted to population growth, new crops, and challenges of a modern political economy based in urban centres.


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