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Grassland

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The grasslands region accounts for some 30.5% of the area of the country and is most extensive in the western, southern and southeastern semi-arid lowlands of Ethiopia.

On the more humid side, open grassland and grassland interspersed with some trees are common. In these regions grass may account for as much as 90% of the area.

In the drier parts, patches of shrubs of bushes are common and the proportion of grass is reduced to about 70% of the total area. In these regions pastoral livestock grazing and browsing and some incense and honey harvesting are common.

(Source: National Atlas of Ethiopia)

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