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Community-based agroforestry initiatives in Nicaragua and Costa RicaAuthor(s): David I. King; Richard B. Chandler; John H. Rappole; Raul Raudales; Rich Turbey
Source: In: Simonetti, J.A.; Grez, A.A.; C.F. Estades, C.F., eds. Biodiversity conservation in agroforestry landscapes: challenges and opportunitites. Santiago, Chile: Editorial Universitaria, Santiago: 99-115.
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CitationKing, David I.; Chandler, Richard B.; Rappole, John H.; Raudales, Raul; Turbey, Rich. 2012. Community-based agroforestry initiatives in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. In: Simonetti, J.A.; Grez, A.A.; C.F. Estades, C.F., eds. Biodiversity conservation in agroforestry landscapes: challenges and opportunitites. Santiago, Chile: Editorial Universitaria, Santiago: 99-115.
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