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Credit and microfinance needs in inland capture fisheries development and conservation in Asia












Tietze, U.; Siar, S.V.; Marmulla, G.; van Anrooy, R . Credit and microfinance needs in inland capture fisheries development and conservation in Asia. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 460. Rome, FAO. 2007.138p.


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