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Dry Farming On Terraces In The Steep And Mountainous Territory Of The Konso , Ri ...

Dry Farming On Terraces In The Steep And Mountainous Territory Of The Konso , Ri ...

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Description: Dry farming on terraces in the steep and mountainous territory of the Konso , Rift valley . The Konso , a tribe of the Ethiopian southern nations , have developed over centuries an agriculture which is considering relief and climate . The Konso use dry farming methods on man made terraces . The terraces are catching the precipitation and avoid soil erosion on the steep slopes of the rift valley . Sorghum ( millet ) cassava ( manioc ) , sunflowers and soybeans are the staple foods of the Konso and growing in companion planting on the terraces . Africa , East Africa , Ethiopia , Konso , February 2010

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