Vol. 2 No. 2 (2013)
Full Research Articles

Income Analysis in South American Domestic Camelid Farms

Francesco Ansaloni
Università di Camerino
Published July 15, 2013
  • South American domestic camelids,
  • farm management analysis,
  • meat production,
  • Peru
How to Cite
Ansaloni, F., Pyszny, F., Marquina, R., Liendo, A. C., Goitia, A. C., Huanca, J. L. Q., & Pineda, J. Z. (2013). Income Analysis in South American Domestic Camelid Farms. Bio-Based and Applied Economics, 2(2), 173-189. https://doi.org/10.13128/BAE-11379


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