Improving productivity and marketing of crops.

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Published by Agricultural Prices Commission, Govt. of Pakistn in Islamabad .

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SeriesAPCOM series ;, no. 96
ContributionsPakistan. Agricultural Prices Commission.
LC ClassificationsMLCM 96/12674 (S)
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Paginationii, 70 p. :
Number of Pages70
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Open LibraryOL1382401M
LC Control Number92930224

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