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Ethiopian landscape

View of deforestation around Lake Lagano area, 20 years ago migration, agricultural expansion and charcoal production cleared the forests in this area. The bigger trees are Acacia Tortilis (Vachellia tortilis) used for charcoal and animal fodder (goats and sheep eat its leaves). They can grow nearly anywhere in Ethiopia. In the valley, the main agricultural activities are sheep, cow and goat rearing and wheat production.

 

Photo by Ollivier Girard/CIFOR

 

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Taken on November 19, 2013