Sustainability Implications of Closing the Yield Gap: FAO Expert Consultation on yield gaps

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Sustainability Implications of Closing the Yield Gap : FAO Expert Consultation on yield gaps. / Kemp-Benedict, E; Barron, J.; Vetter, S; Yengoh, G.T.; Fielding, M.

Rome : SIANI, 2013.

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Kemp-Benedict, E, Barron, J, Vetter, S, Yengoh, GT & Fielding, M 2013, Sustainability Implications of Closing the Yield Gap: FAO Expert Consultation on yield gaps. SIANI, Rome.

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Kemp-Benedict, E., Barron, J., Vetter, S., Yengoh, G. T., & Fielding, M. (2013). Sustainability Implications of Closing the Yield Gap: FAO Expert Consultation on yield gaps. Rome: SIANI.

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Kemp-Benedict E, Barron J, Vetter S, Yengoh GT, Fielding M. Sustainability Implications of Closing the Yield Gap: FAO Expert Consultation on yield gaps. Rome: SIANI, 2013.

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Kemp-Benedict, E ; Barron, J. ; Vetter, S ; Yengoh, G.T. ; Fielding, M. / Sustainability Implications of Closing the Yield Gap : FAO Expert Consultation on yield gaps. Rome : SIANI, 2013.

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