Sustainable agriculture imperatives for farm households in Southern Africa
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Published by Institute of Natural Resources, University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa .
Written in English



  • Africa, Southern.


  • Agricultural systems -- Africa, Southern.,
  • Family farms -- Africa, Southern.,
  • Traditional farming -- Africa, Southern.,
  • Sustainable agriculture -- Africa, Southern.,
  • Rural development -- Africa, Southern.

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Edition Notes

StatementJohn M. Erskine.
SeriesOccasional paper ;, 137, Occasional paper (University of Natal. Institute of Natural Resources) ;, no. 137.
LC ClassificationsS472.S68 E77 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination12 leaves :
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL859449M
LC Control Number95141932

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