Journal of
Development and Agricultural Economics

  • Abbreviation: J. Dev. Agric. Econ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9774
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDAE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 543

Full Length Research Paper

Contracts for Grain Biosecurity and Grain Quality

Hoda Abougamos
  • Hoda Abougamos
  • School of Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
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Ben White
  • Ben White
  • School of Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
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Rohan Sadler
  • Rohan Sadler
  • School of Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
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  •  Received: 26 October 2016
  •  Accepted: 25 January 2017
  •  Published: 31 March 2017


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