SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

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

Dr Taddesse Wolde (Oxford), Dr Elizabeth Ewart (Oxford)

Date: 8 February 2018Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 8 February 2018Time: 8:30 PM

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: SWLT - Wolfson Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Seminar

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.

Speakers: Dr Taddesse Wolde (Oxford), Dr Elizabeth Ewart (Oxford)

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