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 will be more highly developed (mechanized) under the same conditions in which agricultural technology is more intense (p.106).


Processing tool index and the index of alternative food strategies was not found to be significant (r=.25). "No relationship was found between the index of proximity to markets and the processing-tool index. However, the simple variable for road access (km of all-weather roads in the group area) is weakly related (.39, p=.04), as is population density (.38, p=.04). " The strongest simple relationship was found to be between the use of wage labor for multiple agricultural tasks and the index of processing tools (.48, p=.01). A negative relationship was found between cassava per capita and mechanized processing (-.47, p=.01), while no relationship was found between the role of cassava in the diet and processing tools. (p.106)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Correlation (multiple)Not SupportedNot significantUNKNOWNUNKNOWN