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Mauritania 29. Liberia 30. Sudan Lower Middle-Income 31. Senegal 32. Zimbabwe 33. Cape Verde 34. Cote d'lvoire 35. Swaziland 36. Congo, People's Rep. 37. Cameroon 38. Botswana 39. Mauritius Upper Midle-Income 40. I, p. 271. Key: . . Not available. 0 9—8 % 68 100 6—6 84 96 63 60 60 74 59 48 64 66 53 56 54 57 67 70 — 81 79 55 53 I. INTRODUCTION 7 perspective rather than the agricultural sector because research has shown that rural households in sub-Saharan Africa typically allocate from 25 to 40 percent of their labor to nonfarm activities.

1976], In the savanna region of West Africa,10 sorghum is generally grown in a bush fallow I. INTRODUCTION 13 land use system and is frequently intercropped with millet. Sorghum is generally dominant in areas susceptible to both drought and flooding while millets, which are extremely drought resistant and tend to store better than other cereal grains, play a major role in zones receiving low and uncertain rainfall. 11 Maize is the staple grain in many parts of Southern and Eastern Africa. Maize is the most important food crop grown in Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, and Kenya and it is increasing in West Africa as a replacement for sorghum and millet [Taylor and Bailey, 1979].

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