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Farming took longer still to get firmly established in regions like sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, where domesticable wild species were rarer still and deserts, mountains, or forests limited their spread from the earliest centres of farming.
The lack of reliable annual seasons and domesticable beasts of burden, together with the generally arid climate and poor soils of this continent, almost certainly explain why Indigenous Australians sensibly refrained from engaging in the kind of agricultural land-use practices that had arisen in more congenial climes.
Amazingly, out of all sub-Saharan Africa's rich wildlife, not one species of large mammal has proven domesticable.