Unintended Consequences: The Ecological Repercussions of Land Grabbing in Sub-Saharan Africa

@article{Balehegn2015UnintendedCT,
  title={Unintended Consequences: The Ecological Repercussions of Land Grabbing in Sub-Saharan Africa},
  author={Mulubrhan Balehegn},
  journal={Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development},
  year={2015},
  volume={57},
  pages={21 - 4}
}
  • M. Balehegn
  • Published 23 February 2015
  • Economics
  • Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development
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