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Measuring progress towards sustainable agriculture













Tubiello, F.N., Wanner, N., Asprooth, L., Mueller, M, Pan, X., Ignaciuk, A., Khan, A. A. & Rosero Moncayo, J., 2021. Measuring progress towards sustainable agriculture. FAO Statistics Working Paper 21-24. Rome, FAO.




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