Ethiopia Field Station (EFS)
"Creation of multidimensional symbiotic society in North East Africa and the role of area studies"
Key-words: Socio-ecological history, livelihood structures, development, natural resources conservation, indigenous knowledge
North-Eastern Africa has diverse nature, culture and society making its atmosphere distinct from other parts of Africa. Ethiopia Field Station aims at identifying the livelihood structure of people living under this particular environment by means of area studies jointly conducted with local researchers and residents.
Taking the cases of Ethiopia who experienced three different political systems in past half-century as our central focus, Ethiopia Field Station studies to clarify actual living activity of people involve in locally developed technologies, resource utilization and conservation, and "development" phenomenon and its transformation, simultaneously looking at socio-ecological history; thereby, contributing to building the multidimensional symbiotic society of 21st century.
Leader : SHIGETA Masayoshi
Workshop held in Addis Abeba