Agricultural development and economic growth
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Agricultural development and economic growth by Herman McDowell Southworth

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects.,
  • Developing countries.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliography.

Statementedited by Herman M. Southworth and Bruce F. Johnston.
ContributionsJohnston, Bruce F., 1919-
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 608 p. illus., col. map. ;
Number of Pages608
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22436391M

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