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Lapar MLA,Pan d e yS, WaibelH . i999. Adoption of contour hedgerows by upland farmers in the Philippines: an economic analysis. Discussion Paper N o. 36. Manila (Philippines): International R ice R esearch Institute. 42 p.
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