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Factors influencing smallholder commercial tree planting in Isabel Province, the Solomon Islands

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Factors influencing smallholder commercial tree planting in Isabel Province, the Solomon Islands. / Versteeg, Stephanie; Hansen, Christian Pilegaard; Pouliot, Mariéve.

I: Agroforestry Systems, Bind 91, Nr. 2, 2017, s. 375–392.

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Versteeg, S, Hansen, CP & Pouliot, M 2017, 'Factors influencing smallholder commercial tree planting in Isabel Province, the Solomon Islands', Agroforestry Systems, bind 91, nr. 2, s. 375–392. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10457-016-9940-0

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Versteeg, S., Hansen, C. P., & Pouliot, M. (2017). Factors influencing smallholder commercial tree planting in Isabel Province, the Solomon Islands. Agroforestry Systems, 91(2), 375–392. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10457-016-9940-0

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Versteeg S, Hansen CP, Pouliot M. Factors influencing smallholder commercial tree planting in Isabel Province, the Solomon Islands. Agroforestry Systems. 2017;91(2):375–392. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10457-016-9940-0

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Versteeg, Stephanie ; Hansen, Christian Pilegaard ; Pouliot, Mariéve. / Factors influencing smallholder commercial tree planting in Isabel Province, the Solomon Islands. I: Agroforestry Systems. 2017 ; Bind 91, Nr. 2. s. 375–392.

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