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Rice in East Africa, 1860’s: Imported and Indigenous

Rice was introduced to East Africa by Arab and Swahili traders in the northern area of the East African coast, and by the Portuguese in the south (see this blog). It was a crop raised by Arabs, Swahili or Portuguese, … Continue reading

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