The Portuguese introduced maize to Zimbabwe. It has since become the staple. Image credit mediawiki

The Portuguese introduced maize to Zimbabwe. It has since become the staple. Image credit mediawiki

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Crops grown by the Portuguese in their Prazos

  • The Portuguese grew the following crops in their prazos:
  • Rice
  • Maize
  • Groundnuts
  • Cotton
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Burley

N.B The Portuguese introduced some of these crops to Zimbabwe and Africa for the first time for example maize. They also introduced cassava in other parts of Africa.

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