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Cattle Breeds, Milk Production, and Transhumance in Dogu’a Tembien

  • Jan NyssenEmail author
  • Merha Zerabruk
  • Jozef Naudts
  • Alemayehu Tadesse
  • Romha Assefa
  • Seifu Gebreslassie
  • Veerle Fievez
  • Mitiku Haile
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Part of the GeoGuide book series (GEO)

Abstract

With the existence of clearly demarcated fields that are cropped every year, the agricultural system of the Tembien highlands can be characterised as a permanent upland farming system, practised by a sedentary population. Livestock are predominantly cattle (especially oxen) and sheep, goats, donkeys and mules.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Nyssen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Merha Zerabruk
    • 2
  • Jozef Naudts
    • 3
  • Alemayehu Tadesse
    • 2
    • 4
  • Romha Assefa
    • 5
  • Seifu Gebreslassie
    • 6
  • Veerle Fievez
    • 4
  • Mitiku Haile
    • 7
  1. 1.Department of GeographyGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Animal, Rangeland and Wildlife ScienceMekelle UniversityMekelleEthiopia
  3. 3.Department of Earth and Environmental SciencesKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  4. 4.Department of Animal ProductionGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  5. 5.Relief Society of TigrayMekelleEthiopia
  6. 6.EthioTrees ProjectHagere Selam, TigrayEthiopia
  7. 7.Department of Land Resources Management and Environmental ProtectionMekelle UniversityMekelleEthiopia

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