Investment in Nigerian tree crops: smallholder production by Charles K. Laurent

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Published by Consortium for the Study of Nigerian Rural Development in East Lansing .

Written in English

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  • Nigeria.


  • Cocoa -- Nigeria.,
  • Oil palm -- Nigeria.,
  • Rubber -- Nigeria.

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Bibliography: p. 33.

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Statementby C. K. Laurent.
SeriesCSNRD 18
LC ClassificationsHD2130.N5 C6 vol. 18
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 33 p.
Number of Pages33
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4380267M
LC Control Number78630870

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