Evolution and impact of farming systems research in Tanzania

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Published by United Republic of Tanzania, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Dept. of Research and Development in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania .

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Statementby T.N. Kirway ... [et al.].
ContributionsKirway, T. N., Tanzania. Wizara ya Kilimo na Chakula. Dept. of Research and Development., Tanzania Agricultural Research Project--Phase Two.
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LC ClassificationsS542.T35 E96 2001
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Paginationi, 17 p. ;
Number of Pages17
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Open LibraryOL3985504M
LC Control Number2001313826

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