Chabu forager-horticulturalists, Sheka forest, Ethiopia

The Chabu live in the southwestern highland forests of Ethiopia and were full-time hunter-gatherers until the late 1990s. Today they are better characterized as forager-farmers because men continue to hunt most days of the week and women regularly gather several forest products, but they also farm several crops such as maize and taro.

Jifor, Chabu village
WSU anthropologists began working with Chabu groups in 2012 and have published ethnographic and empirical findings on topics including social learning, subsistence, cultural resilience, and leadership.

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