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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Central America

Subjects:

  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Central America -- Congresses.,
  • Sustainable agriculture -- Central America -- Congresses.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Jan P. de Groot and Ruerd Ruben.
ContributionsGroot, J. P., Ruben, Ruerd., Association for European Research on Central America and the Caribbean. Conference
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD1797 .S87 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 234 p. :
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL663611M
ISBN 100333682289, 0312175558
LC Control Number97009144

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