A Konso man ploughs his land with two yoked oxen. In the absence of modern farming methods,a wooden stave serves as his plough. Traditional agricultural methods are widely used in Ethiopia..
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- A Tigray man ploughs his land with two yoked oxen. In the absence of modern farming methods,a metal-tipped wooden plough serves his needs. Traditional agricultural methods are widely used in Ethiopia..
- A Dassanech man stands on one leg in typical pose while looking after his familys cattle in the Omo Delta, one of the largest inland deltas in the world. The extensive scarification on his chest and shoulders denotes that he has killed an enemy.They practice animal husbandry and fishing as well as agriculture.
- A Dassanech woman milks a cow by hand collecting the milk in a gourd at a settlement alongside the Omo River. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) are Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists.
- A very tall, armed Nyangatom herdsman drives cattle through arid, dusty country to water on the Omo River.The Nyangatom are one of the largest tribes and arguably the most warlike people living along the Omo River in Southwest Ethiopia.
- An old Dassanech woman prepares her fields beside the Omo River with a digging stick in readiness to plant sorghum. This crude form of agricultural implement is in common use in this remote part of Ethiopia.
- Donkeys trample corn to remove the grain in a typical rural setting between Ziway and Butajira. Depending on the availability of animals,a farmer may use ponies,donkeys or oxen for this purpose.
- Nyangatom cattle are driven through arid, dusty country to water on the Omo River.The Nyangatom are one of the largest tribes and arguably the most warlike people living along the Omo River in Southwest Ethiopia.
- A Nyangatom boy holds a cow whilst another boy draws his bow ready to fire an arrow with a very short head into the artery of the cow so they can bleed it. Several pints of blood will be collected which will then be mixed with milk and drunk by the Nyangatom. The Nyangatom or Bume are a Nilotic tribe of sem nomadic pastoralists who live along the banks of the Omo River in south western Ethiopia.
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