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Finding niches for whole-farm design models - contradictio in terminis?


  • Sterk, B.
  • van Ittersum, M.K.
  • Leeuwis, C.
  • Rossing, W.A.H.
  • van Keulen, H.
  • van de Ven, G.W.J.


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  • Sterk, B. & van Ittersum, M.K. & Leeuwis, C. & Rossing, W.A.H. & van Keulen, H. & van de Ven, G.W.J., 2006. "Finding niches for whole-farm design models - contradictio in terminis?," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 87(2), pages 211-228, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:agisys:v:87:y:2006:i:2:p:211-228

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