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Agroecological principles of integrated soil fertility management a guide with special reference to Sub-Saharan Africa by M. Wopereis

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Published by International Center for Soil Fertility and Agricultural Development in Muscle Shoals, Ala .
Written in English


  • Soil fertility -- Africa, Sub-Saharan,
  • Agricultural ecology -- Africa, Sub-Saharan,
  • Integrated agricultural systems -- Africa, Sub-Saharan

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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementM.C.S. Wopereis, A. Mando, B. Vanlauwe.
ContributionsMando, A., Vanlauwe, B., International Center for Soil Fertility and Agricultural Development.
LC ClassificationsS599.5.A357 W67 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22514351M
ISBN 109780880901611
LC Control Number2008038232

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