Oromo Economy

OROMIA AND  ITS ECONOMY January 14, 2017 Before Oromia was colonized, the Oromians built a self-sufficient economy based on agriculture, large ranching practices, handicrafts, and small industry responsible for steal production. With the arrival in the late 1860s a large number of colonial settlers, this cooperative economy was supplemented by a non-Oromo enclave devoted to retail business, an activity that went against the Waaqeffannaa doctrine back then. After Oromia lost its independence the exportable resources of the state were exploited to an increasing extent by the settler forces, which closely worked with global corporations and…

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