Biotechnology and sustainable crop production in Zimbabwe
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Biotechnology and sustainable crop production in Zimbabwe by John J. Woodend

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Published by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris .
Written in English



  • Zimbabwe.


  • Sustainable agriculture -- Zimbabwe.,
  • Plant biotechnology -- Zimbabwe.

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Edition Notes

Statement[by John J. Woodend].
SeriesTechnical papers ;, no. 109, Technical papers (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Development Centre) ;, no. 109.
ContributionsOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Development Centre.
LC ClassificationsHD72 .T43 no. 109
The Physical Object
Pagination79 p. ;
Number of Pages79
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL585631M
LC Control Number96175583

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