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Analysing trade-offs in resource and labour allocation by smallholder farmers using inverse modelling techniques: A case-study from Kakamega district, western Kenya


  • Tittonell, P.
  • van Wijk, M.T.
  • Rufino, M.C.
  • Vrugt, J.A.
  • Giller, K.E.


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  • Tittonell, P. & van Wijk, M.T. & Rufino, M.C. & Vrugt, J.A. & Giller, K.E., 2007. "Analysing trade-offs in resource and labour allocation by smallholder farmers using inverse modelling techniques: A case-study from Kakamega district, western Kenya," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 95(1-3), pages 76-95, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:agisys:v:95:y:2007:i:1-3:p:76-95

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