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Managing Soil Fertility in the Tropics A Resource Guide for Participatory Learning and Action Research by

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Published by Koninklijk Instituut Voor de Tropen .
Written in English


  • Soil science, sedimentology,
  • Tropical agriculture: practice & techniques,
  • Social Science,
  • Technology & Industrial Arts,
  • Sociology,
  • Africa,
  • Tropics,
  • Agriculture - Agronomy,
  • Agriculture - Tropical Agriculture,
  • Third World Development,
  • Developing Countries

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ContributionsToon Defoer (Editor), Arnoud Budelman (Editor)
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL12850161M
ISBN 109068321285
ISBN 109789068321289

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