Advances in tropical agriculture in the 20th century and prospects for the 21st

by TA 2000 (Conference) (1994 Port of Spain)

Publisher: University of West Indies, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Sciences

Written in English
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Other titlesTropical agriculture., Proceedings of TA 2000.
Statementsponsored by University of West Indies, Faculty of Agriculture ...[et al.].
ContributionsUniversity of West Indies. Faculty of Agriculture.
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Open LibraryOL17542234M
ISBN 109766200912

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