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Assessing the impacts of climate change on the agriculture sectors in Malawi

The MOSAICC methodology for national adaptation planning










Fujisawa, M., Gordes, A. & Heureux, A. 2020. Assessing the impacts of climate change on the agriculture sectors in Malawi. The MOSAICC methodology for national adaptation planning. Rome, FAO.



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