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


Processing technology or effort (as measured by women's food-labor diversity) is a determinant of production levels (importance of cassava in the diet) (p.105).


"The effort that women put into processing, as indicated by the diversity of their tasks, is strongly related to the current importance of cassava in the diet...these results are consistent with the hypothesis that processing effort is a limiting factor on cassava's contribution to the diet"(p.105).


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