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Agriculture and environmental challenges proceedings of the Thirteenth Agricultural Sector Symposium by Agricultural Sector Symposium (13th 1993 World Bank)

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Published by World Bank in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Agriculture -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses.

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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementJitendra P. Srivastava and Harold Alderman, editors.
ContributionsSrivastava, Jitendra, 1940-, Alderman, Harold, 1948-, World Bank.
LC ClassificationsS589.75 .A365 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination289 p. :
Number of Pages289
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1420393M
ISBN 10082132585X
LC Control Number93030489

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