Some African countries are still grappling with the consequences of the strategical planning which tied them to the growing of cash crops for export rather than of food for their own peoples…Paradoxically, a state like Zambia now has to import food, and this locks it into the mechanism of world food prices as well as those of the minerals it exports.
[Roberts, J. M. 1985. The Triumph Of The West. p. 400. London: British Broadcasting Corporation.]