African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6544


Implementation of COVID-19 control measures: Effect on fertilizer supply and soil fertility in Africa

Emmanuel Hanyabui
  • Emmanuel Hanyabui
  • Department of Soil Science, School of Agriculture, College of Agricultural and Natural Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.
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Samuel Obeng Apori
  • Samuel Obeng Apori
  • African Center of Excellence in Agroecology and Livelihood System, Faculty of Agriculture Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda.
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Selorm Akaba
  • Selorm Akaba
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, School of Agriculture, College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.
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Joseph Ssekandi
  • Joseph Ssekandi
  • Department of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda.
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  •  Received: 01 May 2021
  •  Accepted: 03 June 2021
  •  Published: 31 July 2021


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