This comprehensive book provides a great deal of information on modern Ethiopia, its peoples, climate, geography, vegetation, land tenure, transport and communications, as well as on the main subject, its agriculture. In addition to chapters on animal husbandry, forestry, agricultural services and resources, the crops dealt with include oilseeds (castor, safflower, brassicas, etc.), stimulants (coffee, tea, khat), fibre crops (sanseviera, sisal, Ensete, etc.), sugar cane, tobacco, Ensete plantains, other fruits(banana, citrus, papaw, grape, peach and numerous other tropical and sub-tropical species), vegetables, spices, etc. (capsicum, ginger and several rarer spices, incense and myrrh). The important crops, viz. coffee, sugar cane, tobacco and Ensete are described in some detail.