Regional crop production instability in Zambia
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Published by s.n. in [Lusaka .
Written in English



  • Zambia.


  • Crop yields -- Zambia.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Phiri Maleka.
ContributionsUniversity of Zambia. Rural Development Studies Bureau.
LC ClassificationsSB87.Z33 M34 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination11, [3] leaves ;
Number of Pages11
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1075620M
LC Control Number93981926

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