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Revisiting a `cure against land hunger': soil fertility management and farming systems dynamics in the West African Sahel

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  • de Ridder, Nico
  • Breman, Henk
  • van Keulen, Herman
  • Stomph, Tjeerd Jan

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  • de Ridder, Nico & Breman, Henk & van Keulen, Herman & Stomph, Tjeerd Jan, 2004. "Revisiting a `cure against land hunger': soil fertility management and farming systems dynamics in the West African Sahel," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 80(2), pages 109-131, May.
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