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Developing sustainable and resilient agrifood value chains in conflict-prone and conflict-affected contexts

Practitioner guidelines for selection, analysis and design










FAO. 2023. Developing sustainable and resilient agrifood value chains in conflict-prone and conflict-affected contexts. Practitioner guidelines for selection, analysis and design. Cairo.





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