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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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Cash-crop production is now predominant in Benguet, one of the provinces that makes up the Cordillera region, and is spreading north.
In Zaire, reports John Witte, state and local elites are collaborating to dispossess small farmers of their land and turn them over to cash-crop production for export.