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This study was made possible by an agreement between the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

Special thanks are due to the staff of the Ministry of Rural Development, Social Services and Youth in Pujehun and Bo districts, whose assistance, advice, and guidance added depth and meaning to this study. Thanks are also in order for the members of the Pujehun district farmer associations for their hospitality, openness, and hard work.

The opinions expressed in this report are those of the author and various people interviewed. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsoring institutions.

Christopher Thomas
12 December 1991
Washington, D.C.

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