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Cocoa value chain: Challenges facing Ghana in a changing global confectionary market. / Barrientos, Stephanie; Asenso-Okyere, Kwadwo.

In: Journal fur Entwicklungspolitik, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2009, p. 88-107.

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Barrientos, S & Asenso-Okyere, K 2009, 'Cocoa value chain: Challenges facing Ghana in a changing global confectionary market', Journal fur Entwicklungspolitik, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 88-107.

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Barrientos, S., & Asenso-Okyere, K. (2009). Cocoa value chain: Challenges facing Ghana in a changing global confectionary market. Journal fur Entwicklungspolitik, 25(2), 88-107.

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Barrientos S, Asenso-Okyere K. Cocoa value chain: Challenges facing Ghana in a changing global confectionary market. Journal fur Entwicklungspolitik. 2009;25(2):88-107.

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Barrientos, Stephanie ; Asenso-Okyere, Kwadwo. / Cocoa value chain: Challenges facing Ghana in a changing global confectionary market. In: Journal fur Entwicklungspolitik. 2009 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 88-107.

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