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Farmers as vegetable growers, change in vegetable production

Farmers as vegetable growers, change in vegetable production

Gemuse 22(10): 398-400

The consumption of vegetables in the GFR has increased some 75% in the period 1970-85 from 63.8 to 72.5 kg per head. At the same time self sufficiency has fallen from 47% to 37%. Total area under cultivation has fallen from 55 143 ha to 44 453 ha. Markets of traditional growers have been affected by encroachment of farmers looking for alterative crops to maintain income.

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