Land rights, sustainable natural resource use, and agricultural productivity in Ghana
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Land rights, sustainable natural resource use, and agricultural productivity in Ghana by Fred M. Dzanku

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Published by Institute of Statistical, Social & Economic Research, University of Ghana in Legon, Ghana .
Written in English

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StatementFred Mawunyo Dzanku.
SeriesTechnical publication -- no. 85
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 99 p. ;
Number of Pages99
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23689917M
ISBN 109964750706
LC Control Number2009349490

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