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The transformation of agriculture in China : Looking back and looking forward. / JIAO, Xiao-qiang; Mongol, Nyamdavaa; ZHANG, Fu-suo.

In: Journal of Integrative Agriculture, Vol. 17, No. 4, 04.2018, p. 755-764.

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JIAO, X, Mongol, N & ZHANG, F 2018, 'The transformation of agriculture in China: Looking back and looking forward', Journal of Integrative Agriculture, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 755-764. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2095-3119(17)61774-X

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JIAO, Xiao-qiang ; Mongol, Nyamdavaa ; ZHANG, Fu-suo. / The transformation of agriculture in China : Looking back and looking forward. In: Journal of Integrative Agriculture. 2018 ; Vol. 17, No. 4. pp. 755-764.

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