The Dassanech tribe lives around the Omo delta on the northern side of Lake Turkana. They practice flood retreat cultivation, pastoralism, and fishing. The Dassanech are the most southerly ethnic group living in Ethiopia’s Omo valley. The lands of the Dassanech are semi-arid and live where the Omo delta enters Lake Turkana. Their name means People of the Delta. This is an arid region despite the lake and delta; there is nothing but desert to the west and southwest.