African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6590

Full Length Research Paper

Improving agricultural productivity on salt-affected soils in Ethiopia: Farmers’ perceptions and proposals

Asad S. Qureshi
  • Asad S. Qureshi
  • Irrigation and Water Management, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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Mulugeta Mohammed
  • Mulugeta Mohammed
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Ashenafi W. Daba
  • Ashenafi W. Daba
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Birhanu Hailu
  • Birhanu Hailu
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Getinet Belay
  • Getinet Belay
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Abeba Tesfaye
  • Abeba Tesfaye
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Tesfaye M. Ertebo
  • Tesfaye M. Ertebo
  • RAMSAP Project, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopa.
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  •  Received: 02 April 2019
  •  Accepted: 03 May 2019
  •  Published: 23 May 2019

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