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Cash crops in developing countries: The issues, the facts, the policies


  • Maxwell, Simon
  • Fernando, Adrian


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  • Maxwell, Simon & Fernando, Adrian, 1989. "Cash crops in developing countries: The issues, the facts, the policies," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 17(11), pages 1677-1708, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:17:y:1989:i:11:p:1677-1708

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    3. Staatz, John M. & Bernsten, Richard H., 1992. "Technology Development and Household Food Security," Staff Papers 201154, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
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