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a readily salable crop that is grown and gathered for the market (as vegetables or cotton or tobacco)

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Emile Kanengele was given urgent instructions to negotiate the sale of mining assets, railway companies and cashcrop plantations and somehow raise $500m.
Then we fly to Argentina for a week of tours of cattle, soybean and cashcrop ranches in Argentina's Pampas region, the export port of Rosario and end up in Buenos Aires for a visit to Liniers Stockyards plus a city tour and tango dinner.
Despite some expansion and improvements of specific yields in specific regions in the country, applicable research recommendations were directed to few cashcrops (sisal, cotton and tea).
She cites two main reasons for global poverty - climate change, which makes it difficult for farmers to maintain crops, and the increase in cashcrops around the world.
Unlike in Kinshasa, businesses are permitted to make transactions in hard currencies, the only constraint being that taxes derived from the export of cashcrops or minerals must similarly be paid in hard currency.