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Assessment of fisheries innovations for investment and financing in Kenya











Van Anrooy, R., Gietzen, T., Yang. L., Ngugi, C., Otieno, S., Amimo, J. and Essel, T. 2022. Assessment of fisheries innovations for investment and financing in Kenya. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular No. 1245. Rome, FAO.




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