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Enset, Animals, and People in the Southern Highlands of Ethiopia

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SWLT - Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Paul Webley Wing, New Senate House Building, School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS)

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Enset, Animals, and People in the Southern Highlands of Ethiopia

Taddesse Wolde and Elizabeth Ewart

Dr Taddesse Wolde and Dr Elizabeth Ewart of Oxford University will present new findings from the research that they are conducting on Enset (Ensete ventricosum; Abyssinian banana). This plant is uniquely domesticated in Ethiopia and sustains upwards of 20 million people in southern Ethiopia. It also feeds a sizeable animal population and is in turn nurtured by both animals and people. The talk will trace some of the relations of co-dependence and mutual sustenance that characterize enset within Ethiopian highland agricultural systems.


The Anglo-Ethiopian Society is affiliated to the University of London’s Centre of African Studies (CAS) and all of our events at SOAS are co-hosted with CAS.

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SWLT - Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Paul Webley Wing, New Senate House Building, School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS)

Thornhaugh Street

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