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Potential contribution of the agro-food industry to food secruity systems

Potential contribution of the agro-food industry to food secruity systems

the case of a Latin American subregion

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Published by UNIDO in [Vienna] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementSectoral Studies Branch, Division for Industrial Studies.
SeriesSectoral working paper series (United Nations Industrial Development Organization. Sectoral Studies Branch) -- 43
ContributionsUnited Nations Industrial Development Organization. Sectoral Studies Branch.
The Physical Object
Pagination27 p. :
Number of Pages27
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Open LibraryOL14755250M

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