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Optimal Management of Soil Quality Stocks and Long-Term Consequences of Land Degradation for Smallholder Farmers in Malawi


  • Teddie Nakhumwa


  • Rashid Hassan


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  • Teddie Nakhumwa & Rashid Hassan, 2012. "Optimal Management of Soil Quality Stocks and Long-Term Consequences of Land Degradation for Smallholder Farmers in Malawi," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 52(3), pages 415-433, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:52:y:2012:i:3:p:415-433
    DOI: 10.1007/s10640-011-9536-0

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