Sociological constraints and social possibilities for production of goats in western Kenya

by Amanda L. Noble

Publisher: Dept. of Rural Sociology, University of Missouri-Columbia in Columbia, MO, USA

Written in English
Published: Pages: 51 Downloads: 903
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  • Goats -- Kenya.,
  • Family farms -- Kenya.,
  • Farms, Small -- Kenya.

Edition Notes

StatementAmanda L. Noble and Michael F. Nolan.
SeriesTechnical report series / Small Ruminant Collaborative Research Support Program -- no. 18., Technical report series (Small Ruminant Collaborative Research Support Program) -- no. 18.
ContributionsNolan, Michael F.
The Physical Object
Pagination51 p. ;
Number of Pages51
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16607367M

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