Cassava production and processing in a cross-cultural sample of african societies

Behavior Science Research Vol/Iss. 26 (1-4) Sage Published In Pages: 87-119
By Romanoff, Steven, Carter, Simon, Lynam, John


"Cassava will be more important where there are fewer food-getting strategies (less of a mix of subsistence strategies, wage labor, cash crops, government supplies, etc.); in turn food diversity will be positively associated with such cultural ecological variables as markets, access to markets, population density, and more elaborate technology" (p.101).


Reliance on cassava was found to be significantly related to self-reliance on food, rather than being related to variegated integration in monetary economy. The use of transport to import food to the village is negatively related to the amount of cassava per capita (-.52, p<.01) (p.101-102).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Correlation (multiple)SupportedMultiple p-valuesUNKNOWNUNKNOWN