Population Growth and Agricultural Change in Africa

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GLOSSARY
Aerial yamDioscorea bulbifera
AroLoan (in present context, of land)
AvocadoPersea americana
BananaMusa acuminata, M. balbisiana, M. paradisiaca,
M. sapientum
(also Ensete family)
BarleyHordeum vulgare
BeansPhaseolus vulgaris, P. iunatus
BreadfruitTreculia africana
BundsEarthen embankments built to check erosion
CabbageBrassica oleracea capitata
CardamomElettaria cardamomum
CarrotDaucus carota (var. sativus)
Cashew nutsAnacardium occidentale
CassavaManihot utilissima, M. esculenta
CastorRicinus communis
Cherry tomatoLycopersicon esculentum
Chili pepperSee pepper
Cin raniDry season or short-term circulation
CoconutCocos nucifera
CocoyamColocasia antiquorum, C. esculenta, Xanthosoma
sagittifolium
CoffeeCoffea arabica, C. canephora
CottonGossypium spp.
CowpeaVigna unguiculata
Dwang or Hausa potatoColeus dysentericus
Dwarf wallsSmall or short walls built around plots to check
erosion or ward off animals
Early cropsRapidly maturing cultigens grown as a check
against poor yields or loss of major staples
Eggplant (bringal)Solanum melongena, var. esculentum

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