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Analysis of farming systems

Sub-Saharan Africa

For the purpose of this analysis, 15 broad farming systems have been identified (see Map). A brief description of each farming system appears in the document, and five are analysed in greater depth in subsequent sections.

Irrigated

Tree crop

Forest based

Rice-tree crop

Highland perennial

Highland temperate mixed

Root crop

Cereal-root crop mixed

Maize mixed

Large commercial & smallholder

Agro-pastoral millet/sorghum

Pastoral

Sparse (arid)

Coastal artisanal fishing

Urban based (not mapped)


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