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Building small farmer cooperatives a Central American experience by David Fledderjohn

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Published by Agricultural Cooperative Development International in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English



  • Central America.,
  • Guatemala.


  • Agriculture, Cooperative -- Central America.,
  • Agriculture, Cooperative -- Guatemala.

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Edition Notes

Statementby David Fledderjohn ; with introduction and contributions by Bartlett Harvey.
ContributionsHarvey, Bartlett.
LC ClassificationsHD1491.C35 F57 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination77 p. :
Number of Pages77
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1648659M
LC Control Number91206005

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