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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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Wild Rice in Africa

The following is a bit of background information for several blogs that I have – and will be – writing about rice in Africa: Aside from the indigenous domesticated rice of West Africa, discussed here, there are also several varieties … Continue reading

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