Promoting private sector involvement in agricultural marketing in Africa
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Published by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome .
Written in English



  • Africa.


  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Africa.,
  • Produce trade -- Africa.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Anne Thomson, Noëlle Terpend.
SeriesFAO agricultural services bulletin,, 106
ContributionsTerpend, Marie-Noëlle., Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
LC ClassificationsHD2117 .T48 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination77 p. ;
Number of Pages77
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1190993M
ISBN 109251032564
LC Control Number94181857

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