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Experiences with farming systems research in Africa

Experiences with farming systems research in Africa

a review of 15 years of DGIS funded FSR in Benin, Mali, Tanzania, and Zambia.

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Published by Netherlands Development Assistance, Development Cooperation Information Dept., Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hague, The Netherlands .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Netherlands. Directoraat-Generaal Internationale Samenwerking.,
    • Agricultural systems -- Research -- Africa.,
    • Agricultural development projects -- Africa.,
    • Agriculture -- Research -- Africa.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 91-95).

      SeriesFocus on development ;, 7
      ContributionsNetherlands. Directoraat-Generaal Internationale Samenwerking.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsS542.A4 E94 1997
      The Physical Object
      Pagination95 p. ;
      Number of Pages95
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL494725M
      ISBN 109053281363
      LC Control Number98227815
      OCLC/WorldCa39624206

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