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 consumption and production will increase when a society is faced with a higher prevalence of food scarcity / hunger (p.94).


The researcher broke-up the variable 'hunger' into the following: seasonal hunger, chronic malnutrition, occasional famine, progressive impoverishment, malnourished classes, occasional stock famine, and seasonal stock loss. The correlations between the individual types of hunger were as follows - seasonal scarcity (.38, n=22, p=.04, one-tailed) and occasional famine (.61, p<.001, one-tailed). The others were all significant and one-tailed but not reported. Progressive impoverishment and malnourished classes were reported less often (95).


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