Zambian children with gathered crop of maize.

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Introduced into Africa by the Portuguese in the 16th century, maize has become Africa's most important staple food crop. Maize meal is made into a thick porridge called mealie pap in South Africa and sadza, nshima and ugali in other parts of Africa.
Location: Village near Lwiindi, southern Zambia