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Published by Kenya Soil Survey in [Nairobi] .
Written in English



  • Kenya.


  • Crops and climate -- Kenya.,
  • Crop zones -- Kenya.

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Edition Notes

Statementby H.M.H. Braun.
LC ClassificationsS600.64.K4 B73 1980
The Physical Object
Pagination12 leaves, [1] leaf of plates :
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2706532M
LC Control Number85980043

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