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Drought cycle management

International Institute of Rural Reconstruction

Drought cycle management

a toolkit for the drylands of the Greater Horn of Africa

by International Institute of Rural Reconstruction

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Published by IIRR, Acacia Consultants, Cordaid in Nairobi, Kenya, The Hague, The Netherlands .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 253).

ContributionsCatholic Organization for Relief and Development, Acacia Consultants
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 253 p. :
Number of Pages253
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25064633M
ISBN 109966970584
LC Control Number2009333764

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