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Returns to investment in less-favored areas in developing countries: a synthesis of evidence and implications for Africa


  • Fan, Shenggen
  • Chan-Kang, Connie


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  • Fan, Shenggen & Chan-Kang, Connie, 2004. "Returns to investment in less-favored areas in developing countries: a synthesis of evidence and implications for Africa," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 29(4), pages 431-444, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jfpoli:v:29:y:2004:i:4:p:431-444

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