Traditional Agricultural Practices And Natural Resource Management: The Case Of Gumuz Community In Mandura District


Traditional Agricultural Practices And Natural Resource Management: The Case Of Gumuz Community In Mandura District


Bogale Aligaiz Agalu

Department of History, Injibara


The Gumuz is one of the groups of the people, who are living in Mandura district of the Metekkel administrative Zone, Benishangul-Gumuz Regional state. This study aimed to assess and outline the traditional agricultural practices and natural resource management of the Gumuz community in Mandura district of the Metekel zone, Northwestern Ethiopia, in state of Benishangul-Gumuz region. Gumuz communities of the study area have their own agricultural practices and traditional resource management that distinct them from others. It attempted to high-light on the land tenure system, periodical agricultural activates and approaches of the natural resource management of the community. The paper aims to contribute to the understanding of the traditional agricultural practices and natural resource management of the Gumuz society.


Keywords: Gumuz, Agricultural practices, Shifting Cultivation, Natural resource management

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How to cite this article:
Bogale Aligaiz Agalu. Traditional Agricultural Practices And Natural Resource Management: The Case Of Gumuz Community In Mandura District. American Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 2021, 4:24.


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