Land policies, land management, and land degradation in the HKH region
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Published by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in Kathmandu, Nepal .
Written in English



  • Hindu Kush Mountains (Afghanistan and Pakistan)


  • Land use -- Hindu Kush Mountains (Afghanistan and Pakistan),
  • Land degradation -- Hindu Kush Mountains (Afghanistan and Pakistan),
  • Land capability for agriculture -- Hindu Kush Mountains (Afghanistan and Pakistan)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 29-30).

StatementPolicy and Planning Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Royal Government of Bhutan.
SeriesMFS case study,, ser. no. 99/2
ContributionsBhutan. Ministry of Agriculture. Policy and Planning Division., International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.
LC ClassificationsHD860.3.Z63 L35 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination40 p. ;
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL172861M
LC Control Number99954003

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