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Agribusiness in Africa

Barbara Dinham

Agribusiness in Africa

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Published by Earth Resources Research, Trade distribution, Third World Publications in London, Birmingham .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Food industry and trade -- Africa.,
    • Produce trade -- Africa.,
    • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Africa.,
    • International business enterprises -- Africa.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

      StatementBarbara Dinham & Colin Hines.
      SeriesAn Earth Resources Research publication
      ContributionsHines, Colin.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD9017.A2 D56 1983
      The Physical Object
      Pagination224 p. :
      Number of Pages224
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3256664M
      ISBN 100946281009
      LC Control Number83175607


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