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Leaf of Allah: Khat & Agricultural Transformation in Harerge, Ethiopia, 1875-1991 (Eastern African Studies)

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KHAT IS A QUASI-LEGAL PSYCHOACTIVE SHRUB, produced and marketed in the province of Harerge, Ethiopia, and widely consumed throughout Northeast Africa. In the late nineteenth century the main cash crop of Harerge was coffee. Leaf of Allah examines why farming families shifted from cultivating coffee and food crops to growing khat. Demographic, market, and political factors facilitated the emergence of khat as Harerge's leading agricultural commodity. This development increased the scale of unofficial cross-border trade in consumer goods. This study explores the consequences of the new cash crop for the regional economy as a whole, for farmer-state relations, for the nature and balance of local social relations, as well as for Harerge's physical, socioeconomic, and political landscapes.

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ISBN:
9780821415597
Other:
Gebissa, Ezekiel
Publisher:
James Currey (GB)
Author:
Gebissa, Ezekiel
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Qat - Ethiopia - Harerge Kifle Hager
Subject:
Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Ethiopia.
Subject:
Industries
Subject:
World History-Africa
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Eastern African Studies
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.86x5.74x.86 in. .88 lbs.

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