Food production and our rural environment

the way ahead
  • 104 Pages
  • 2.82 MB
  • English

Centre for Agricultural Strategy , University of Reading
Agricultural eco
Statementedited by A. Korbey.
SeriesCAS paper -- 17
ContributionsKorbey, A., University of Reading. Centre for Agricultural Strategy.
LC ClassificationsS589.7
The Physical Object
Pagination104p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17484235M
ISBN 100704906244

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The regions that are the most affected by hunger and food insecurity are rural. This is.