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How to define and study farmers' management capacity: theory and use in agricultural economics

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  • Rougoor, Carin W.
  • Trip, Ger
  • Huirne, Ruud B. M.
  • Renkema, Jan A.

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  • Rougoor, Carin W. & Trip, Ger & Huirne, Ruud B. M. & Renkema, Jan A., 1998. "How to define and study farmers' management capacity: theory and use in agricultural economics," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 18(3), pages 261-272, May.
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