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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.
Poor coincidence in crop production systems ranking by profitability and soil erosion levels suggests public policy measures are required to encourage economically-rational cashcrop farmers in Ontario to adopt soil conservation-oriented production systems.
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.