Behavior Science Research • Vol/Iss. 26 (1-4) • Sage • • Published In • Pages: 87-119 •
Societies in the cassava belt of Africa with landholding kinship groups will rely more on cassava than other societies. Proximity to market towns (or transportation) and population pressure will favor the market economy and are inimical to the continuing existence of such societal characteristics (p.102).
"The amount of cassava per capita is greatest where there is less diversity in food strategies and where kinship groups control land. The amount of cassava in the diet is also greatest where there is less diversity and food-getting strategies. The diversity of food strategies...is strongly related either to market access or to technological level (tool use), which is itself related to market proximity. Existence of kinship groups for land management is strongly related to lower population pressure" (p.102).
|Correlation (multiple)||Supported||Multiple p-values||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Population Pressure||Independent||Gratification And Control Of Hunger, Population|
|Cassava Production||Dependent||Vegetable Production|
|Proximity to market towns||Independent||Location, Towns|
|Proximity to transportation||Independent||Location, Transportation|
|Market economy||Independent||Production And Supply|