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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment in the Humid Tropics.

Sustainable agriculture and the environment in the humid tropics / Committee on Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment in the Humid Tropics, Board on Agriculture and Board on Science and Technology for International Development, National Research Council.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-04749-8

1. Agricultural systems—Tropics. 2. Sustainable agriculture—Tropics. 3. Land use, Rural—Tropics. 4. Agricultural ecology—Tropics. I. Title.

S481.N38 1992

92-36869

333.76′15′0913—dc20

CIP

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