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Kase Gosa, Ejegu Sheberu, Denberu Mamo, Demesew Tulula, and Tadese Alemu Interview

Date: June 3, 2009
  • Oral accounts on the development of agriculture in the north-central part of the Lake region
  • Types of crops and field technology
  • History of livestock production before and after the onset of crop production
  • Farming in the revolutionary years
  • Interview conducted in Tullure, Lume, East of Modjo town, Lake region, Ethiopia


Bete Debele and Alamu Dabi Interview

Date: June 7, 2010
  • Farmers’ testimonies on the history of agriculture and environmental change
  • The state of the area’s agriculture in the contemporary period (after 1991)
  • Cropping patterns and the reasons behind them
  • Interview conducted in Ejersa Gerro, Lume, Lake region, Ethiopia


Sebaro Balango, Molla Badisso, and Woya Lolassa Group Interview

Date: June 28, 2010
History of livelihood practices History of agriculture History of trade and political relationship with outside communities Marriage Interview conducted at Aje, west of Shashamane town, Lake region, Ethiopia

Getachew Kasahun and Engeda Kelkele Interview

Date: July 4, 2010
  • Remarks on the link between soil types and plant growth.
  • Local cuisine.
  • Distribution of major and minor crops.
  • Land shortage and landlessness.
  • Interview took place in Ude, just to the south of Debre Zeit town, Lake region, Ethiopia


Scenery and farmers' fields

Date: July 29, 2010
A photographic view of Aje's crop fields and landscape

Mario Bushi, Lansemo Lulo, Tura Harticha, and Elias Gudisa Interview

Date: July 30, 2010
  • History of the area’s agriculture since the late nineteenth century.
  • Farmers’ perceptions about climate change.
  • History of fertilizer use.
  • Remarks on local and state administration in the contemporary period.
  • Land tenure issues in the post-1975.
  • Interview conducted in Ali Wayoo, just north of Arsi Nagelle town, Lake region, Ethiopia


Mahmoud Mohammed Interview

Date: July 31, 2010
  • His own experience as a “model farmer.”
  • Remarks on the challenges he and most farmers now face in agriculture.
  • Comments on water resources and hiking fertilizer prices.
  • Malaria prevention.
  • Interview conduced in Ali Wayao, just to the north of Arsi Nagelle town, Lake region, Ethiopia


Molla Badisso and Goitom Baraki Interview

Date: August 8, 2010
  • Remarks on the arrival of new cultivars in the last five years
  • Fish farm
  • Interview conducted in Aje, west of Shashamane town, Lake region, Ethiopia.


Nini Abino Interview

Date: August 15, 2010
  • History of local society
  • History of land tenure
  • History of local administration


Azmach Feseha Zewde, Sami Haji Aman, Tore Neguse, Azmach Kasa Woldeyohanes, and Teruneh Walde Interview

Date: August 20, 2010
  • Individual life narratives
  • Factors affecting agricultural production
  • Farming in the post-Derg era
  • Impact of modern inputs on farm production
  • Interview conducted in Koshe, Maraqo, southeast of Buta Jira town, Lake region, Ethiopia

Images

Bird near Lake Awasa

Bird near Lake Awasa

Date: June 9, 2010
  • Amora Gedel,”  a recreation area in the southwestern parts of Awasa town
  • Photo taken in Awasa, Ethiopia

Low-tech Boats

Low-tech Boats

Date: June 9, 2010
  • Boat-renting services in Lake Awasa
  • Photo taken in Awasa, Ethiopia

Birds near Lake Awasa

Birds near Lake Awasa

Date: June 9, 2010
  • Amora Gedel,”  a recreation area in the southwestern parts of Awasa town
  • Photo taken near Awasa, Ethiopia

Lake Awasa

Lake Awasa

Date: June 9, 2010
  • Pollution in Lake Awasa?

Natural Vegetation near Lake Awasa

Natural Vegetation near Lake Awasa

Date: June 9, 2010
  • Contribution of a recreation area to natural forest conservation

Lake Awasa

Lake Awasa

Date: June 9, 2010
  • Summer home at the background

Low-tech Boats

Low-tech Boats

Date: June 9, 2010
  • Boat-renting services in Lake Awasa

Natural Vegetation

Natural Vegetation

Date: June 9, 2010
  • Traditional houses common in the Sidama highlands
  • Photo taken in Awasa, Ethiopia

Lake Langano

Lake Langano

Date: June 20, 2010
  • Algae discoloring the water

Lake Langano

Lake Langano

Date: June 20, 2010
  • Algae discoloring the water

Crop Experimentation

Crop Experimentation

Date: June 24, 2010
  • A government run crop research and experimentation field near Awasa town
  • Sisal as weed at the foreground
  • Lake Awasa at the background
  • Photo taken at Tekur Weha, north of Awasa town, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Crop Experimentation

Crop Experimentation

Date: June 24, 2010
  • A government run crop research and experimentation field near Awasa town
  • Sisal as weed at the foreground
  • Lake Awasa at the background
  • Photo taken at Tekur Weha, north of Awasa town, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Crop Experimentation

Crop Experimentation

Date: June 24, 2010
  • A government run crop research and experimentation field near Awasa town
  • Sisal as weed at the foreground
  • Lake Awasa at the background
  • Photo taken at Tekur Weha, north of Awasa town, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Farmers Fields

Farmers Fields

Date: July 3, 2010
  • Land use and crop distribution
  • Corn and tef fields
  • Acacia trees at the background
  • Photo taken at Arsi Nagelle County, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Field Preparation (3)

Field Preparation (3)

Date: July 9, 2010
  • Crops awaiting germination in a farmer’s field north of Shashamane town
  • Big trees at the background
  • Photo taken at Kuyara, north of Shashamane town, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Field Preparation (1)

Field Preparation (1)

Date: July 9, 2010
  • Crops awaiting germination in a farmer’s field north of Shashamane town
  • Big trees at the background
  • Photo taken at Kuyara, north of Shashamane town, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Field Preparation (2)

Field Preparation (2)

Date: July 9, 2010
  • Crops awaiting germination in a farmer’s field north of Shashamane town
  • Big trees at the background
  • Photo taken at Kuyara, north of Shashamane town, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Scenery

Scenery

Date: July 10, 2010
  • Natural vegetation at the foreground
  • Crops and crop fields at the background
  • Photo taken at Aje, west of Shashamane, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Farmers Fields

Farmers Fields

Date: July 11, 2010
  • Small-scale farms
  • Photo taken near Aje, west of Shashamane town, Ethiopia

Farmers Fields

Farmers Fields

Date: July 11, 2010
  • Small-scale farms
  • Photo taken near Aje, west of Shashamane town, Ethiopia

Waste Land

Waste Land

Date: July 11, 2010
  • A rocky hill
  • Photo taken near Aje, west of Shashamane town, Ethiopia

Farmers Fields

Farmers Fields

Date: July 11, 2010
  • Small-scale farms
  • Photo taken near Aje, west of Shashamane town, Ethiopia

Farmers Fields

Farmers Fields

Date: July 11, 2010
  • Small-scale farms
  • Photo taken near Aje, west of Shashamane town, Ethiopia

Farmers Fields

Farmers Fields

Date: July 11, 2010
  • Small-scale farms
  • Photo taken near Aje, west of Shashamane town, Ethiopia

Farmers Fields

Farmers Fields

Date: July 11, 2010
  • Small-scale farms
  • Photo taken near Aje, west of Shashamane town, Ethiopia

Farmers Fields

Farmers Fields

Date: July 11, 2010
  • Small-scale farms
  • Photo taken near Aje, west of Shashamane town, Ethiopia

Sharing the Land

Sharing the Land

Date: July 11, 2010
  • Urban sprawl
  • Expanding crop fields
  • Natural vegetation
  • Photo taken at Lake Region, Ethiopia

Main Highway from Addis Ababa to Awasa and Dilla

Main Highway from Addis Ababa to Awasa and Dilla

Date: July 30, 2010
  • A donkey car and a bus competing for space in the road

Scenery

Scenery

Date: July 30, 2010
  • Lake Awasa at the far-background
  • Picture taken looking south from the northern outskirts of Awasa town
  • Field planted with corn, wheat, and tef

Scenery

Scenery

Date: July 30, 2010
  • Lake Awasa at the far-background
  • Picture taken looking south from the northern outskirts of Awasa town
  • Field planted with corn, wheat, and tef

River Dadaba

River Dadaba

Date: August 1, 2010
  • A major river just to the south of Arsi Nagelle town
  • Photo taken at Arsi Nagelle, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Farmers Fields

Farmers Fields

Date: August 4, 2010
  • Acacia trees at the  background
  • Photo taken near Koka, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Road and Farm (1)

Road and Farm (1)

Date: August 4, 2010
  • Turning woodlands into corn fields
  • Lake Shala at the background
  • Photo taken at Langano, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Farmers Fields

Farmers Fields

Date: August 4, 2010
  • Acacia trees at the  background
  • Mount Zequala at the background
  • Photo taken near Koka, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Farmers Fields

Farmers Fields

Date: August 4, 2010
  • Turning woodlands into corn fields
  • Lake Shala at the background
  • Photo taken at Langano, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Farmers Fields

Farmers Fields

Date: August 4, 2010
  • Acacia trees at the  background
  • Lake Koka at the background
  • Photo taken near Koka, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Waste Land

Waste Land

Date: August 4, 2010
  • Land not good for crop production
  • Acacia trees in the foreground
  • Lake Langano at the background
  • Photo taken at Langano, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Road and Farm (2)

Road and Farm (2)

Date: August 4, 2010
  • Acacia trees at the  background
  • Lake Koka at the background
  • Photo taken near Koka, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Farmers Fields

Farmers Fields

Date: August 5, 2010
  • Farmers’ cropping pattern
  • “White” or sandy soils at the foreground
  • Photo taken at Zway, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Flower Farming

Flower Farming

Date: August 5, 2010
  • The beginning of flower farming
  • The white background shows sites of flower farming
  • Photo taken at Zway, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Fencing the Land

Fencing the Land

Date: August 5, 2010
  • The rise of commercial farming south of Zway
  • Photo taken at Zway, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Invasive Species

Invasive Species

Date: August 5, 2010
  • The beginning of flower farming
  • The white background shows sites of flower farming
  • Photo taken at Zway, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Decorating a Rock

Decorating a Rock

Date: August 6, 2010
  • Old and new rock formations
  • Photo taken at Lake Langano, Lake Region, Ethiopia

The Fledgling Resort Hotels Industry

The Fledgling Resort Hotels Industry

Date: August 6, 2010
  • Lake Langano at the background
  • Photo taken at Langano, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Crop Fields

Crop Fields

Date: August 7, 2010
  • A snapshot near Awash River
  • Acacia trees at the background
  • Photo taken at Awash, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Crop Fields

Crop Fields

Date: August 7, 2010
  • Tef fields
  • Acacia trees at the background
  • Photo taken at Awash, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Crop Fields

Crop Fields

Date: August 7, 2010
  • Tef fields
  • Awash River at the background
  • Photo taken at Awash, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Road and Farm (4)

Road and Farm (4)

Date: August 7, 2010
  • Tef fields
  • Mount Zequala at the background
  • Photo taken at Koka, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Crop Fields

Crop Fields

Date: August 7, 2010
  • Tef fields
  • Acacia trees at the background
  • Photo taken at Awash, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Road and Farm (5)

Road and Farm (5)

Date: August 7, 2010
  • Corn fields
  • Acacia trees at the background
  • Photo taken at Koka, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Road and Farm (3)

Road and Farm (3)

Date: August 7, 2010
  • Tef fields
  • Acacia trees at the background
  • Photo taken at Awash, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Manmade and Natural Landscape

Manmade and Natural Landscape

Date: August 8, 2010
  • Lake Koka at the background
  • Wheat fields at the foreground
  • Photo taken at Koka, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Manmade and Natural Landscape

Manmade and Natural Landscape

Date: August 8, 2010
  • Lake Koka at the background
  • Wheat fields at the foreground
  • Photo taken at Koka, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Manmade and Natural Landscape

Manmade and Natural Landscape

Date: August 8, 2010
  • Lake Koka at the background
  • Wheat fields at the foreground
  • Photo taken at Koka, Lake Region, Ethiopia

A water pump

A water pump

Date: August 10, 2010
  • Imported water pumps
  • Used for irrigating the garden portion of the farm
  • Accessible only to a small number of farmers
  • Photo taken in Ali Wayoo, just north of Arsi Nagelle town, Lake region, Ethiopia

A Farmer’s Residence and Garden

A Farmer’s Residence and Garden

Date: August 10, 2010
  • Rural architecture
  • Water reservoir at the background
  • Photo taken at Wayoo, just north of Arsi Nagelle town, Lake Region, Ethiopia

A Farmer’s granary

A Farmer’s granary

Date: August 10, 2010
  • Example of a farmer’s granary
  • Tef harvest at the background
  • Photo taken at Ali Wayoo, just north of Arsi Nagelle town, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Scenery

Scenery

Date: 2010
  • Lake Awasa at the far-background
  • Picture taken looking south from the northern outskirts of Awasa town
  • Field planted with corn
  • Photo taken at Awasa, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Scenery

Scenery

Date: 2010
  • Lake Awasa at the far-background
  • Picture taken looking south from the northern outskirts of Awasa town
  • Field planted with corn
  • The fenced property in the left is an emerging commercial farm owned by a foreign businessman
  • Photo taken at Awasa, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Scenery

Scenery

Date: 2010
  • Lake Awasa at the far-background
  • Picture taken looking south from the northern outskirts of Awasa town
  • Field planted with corn
  • The fenced property in the left is an emerging commercial farm owned by a foreign businessman
  • Photo taken at Awasa, Lake Region, Ethiopia

Scenery

Scenery

Date: 2010
  • Lake Awasa at the background
  • Picture taken looking south from the northern outskirts of Awasa town
  • Field planted with corn
  • Photo taken in Awasa, Lake Region, Ethiopia

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