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close this bookIndigenous Agroforestry in Latin America: a Blueprint for Sustainable Agriculture? (NRI, 1994, 24 p.)
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View the documentForest destruction and environmental degradation
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This literature review was funded by the Natural Resources Research Department of the Overseas Development Administration (ODA). However, the views and analysis do not necessarily represent those of either NRI or ODA. The author would like to thank Dr James Fairhead for comments on an earlier version of this paper.

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