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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1987
    Kenya

    In the early days of commercial penetration of East
    Africa by the Europeans the present route to Uganda originating
    from the Kenyan Coast town of Mombasa was rarely used
    because of the difficulties experienced in sustaining long
    caravans over the arid Nyika Region between the Coast and
    the Kenya Highlands, and the hostility of tribes inhabiting
    this area - especially the Masai. Colonial penetration of
    the present area known as Kenya began about 1850 and intensified
    after 1883 when Joseph Thomson managed to cross Masai Land;

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1987
    Africa

    Many countries are today confronted with the challenging tasks of improving the level of living and the productive capacities of their people especially in the spheres of agriculture and food production. While governments are mainly concerned with providing structural support the actual implementation lies with the individuals, who in the final analysis are the farmers and the rural population.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1987
    Indonesia, Asia, South-Eastern Asia

    This analysis of global and Asian markets looks at protectionism and substitution (decline in starch trade, rise in trade of cassava feedstuffs) and the Asian regional market for cassava feedstuffs. The degree of substitution between cassava and grains has increased measurably during the postwar period. Cassava's future in world markets depends on its ability to compete with grains; so far this has depended on grain pricing policies and tariff structures of importing countries, making cassava trade more vulnerable than the international grain trade.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1987
    Thailand, Asia, South-Eastern Asia

    In Thailand cassava is produced mainly for export. The Thai cassava industry was based on starch export until the 60s when West Germany began to use CSW for animal feed. As this was a by-product of starch manufacturing, shortages resulted, leading to the market for CM. Chips became the dominant export in 1964 and so did native pellets in 1969, and hard pellets in 1983. Thailand went from a minor producer of cassava in the 50s to presently the 2nd largest in the world. Data are provided on production trends, yields (av.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1987
    Malaysia, Asia, South-Eastern Asia

    The agricultural economy of Malaysia has traditionally been export-oriented. Cassava was the 1st of the export crops, established in the 1850s. Malaysia is a land-surplus, labor-scarce economy; thus cassava was planted in a shifting cultivation system giving it the image of a soil-depleting crop. Data are also provided on yields, production systems, production costs and labor utilization, and pricing and market efficiency. The national plan through 2000 emphasizes tree crops, which could affect cassava production.

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