Patterns of livestock ownership and distribution in Zimbabwe"s communal areas
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Published by Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zimbabwe in Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe .
Written in English



  • Zimbabwe


  • Animal industry -- Zimbabwe -- Statistics.,
  • Livestock -- Zimbabwe -- Statistics.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Garry Christensen and Christopher Zindi.
SeriesWorking paper ;, AEE 4/91, Working paper (University of Zimbabwe. Dept. of Agricultural Economics & Extension) ;, AEE 91/4.
ContributionsZindi, Christopher.
LC ClassificationsHD2131 .A46 no. 91/4
The Physical Object
Pagination22 p. :
Number of Pages22
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1075032M
LC Control Number93980265

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