Female Farmer With Cobs Of Maize (IMAGE) University of Göttingen Caption Maize (corn on the cob) is the most important staple food in large parts of Africa. Maize preparation in rural Malawi. Credit S Koppmair Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.