African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6652


Irrigation potentials and rice self-sufficiency in Nigeria: A review

Uduma Bernadette Ugalahi
  • Uduma Bernadette Ugalahi
  • National Cereal Research Institute, Badegi Niger State, Nigeria.
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Samson Olajide Adeoye
  • Samson Olajide Adeoye
  • Department of Agricultural Economics, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria.
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Mure Uhunamure Agbonlahor
  • Mure Uhunamure Agbonlahor
  • Department of Agricultural Economics, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 12 August 2015
  •  Accepted: 18 September 2015
  •  Published: 04 February 2016


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