Smallholder and large-scale agriculture in Africa are there tradeoffs between growth and equity? by Uma J. Lele

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  • Africa, Sub-Saharan.


  • Managing Agricultural Development in Africa (Organization),
  • Farms, Size of -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 19-20).

Book details

Other titlesSmall holder and large-scale agriculture in Africa.
StatementUma Lele, Manmohan Agarwal.
SeriesMADIA discussion paper ;, 6
ContributionsAgarwal, Manmohan.
LC ClassificationsHD1470.5.A357 L44 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination20 p. :
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2201085M
ISBN 100821313223
LC Control Number89022725

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