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Participatory geographic information systems for agricultural water management scenario development: a Tanzanian case study

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Participatory geographic information systems for agricultural water management scenario development : a Tanzanian case study. / Cinderby, Steve; de Bruin, Annemarieke; Mbilinyi, Boniface; Kongo, Victor; Barron, Jennie.

In: Physics and chemistry of the earth part c-Solar-Terrestial and planetary science, Vol. 36, No. 14-15, 2011, p. 1093-1102.

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Cinderby, S, de Bruin, A, Mbilinyi, B, Kongo, V & Barron, J 2011, 'Participatory geographic information systems for agricultural water management scenario development: a Tanzanian case study', Physics and chemistry of the earth part c-Solar-Terrestial and planetary science, vol. 36, no. 14-15, pp. 1093-1102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pce.2011.07.039

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Cinderby, S., de Bruin, A., Mbilinyi, B., Kongo, V., & Barron, J. (2011). Participatory geographic information systems for agricultural water management scenario development: a Tanzanian case study. Physics and chemistry of the earth part c-Solar-Terrestial and planetary science, 36(14-15), 1093-1102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pce.2011.07.039

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Cinderby S, de Bruin A, Mbilinyi B, Kongo V, Barron J. Participatory geographic information systems for agricultural water management scenario development: a Tanzanian case study. Physics and chemistry of the earth part c-Solar-Terrestial and planetary science. 2011;36(14-15):1093-1102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pce.2011.07.039

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Cinderby, Steve ; de Bruin, Annemarieke ; Mbilinyi, Boniface ; Kongo, Victor ; Barron, Jennie. / Participatory geographic information systems for agricultural water management scenario development : a Tanzanian case study. In: Physics and chemistry of the earth part c-Solar-Terrestial and planetary science. 2011 ; Vol. 36, No. 14-15. pp. 1093-1102.

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