African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6378

Full Length Research Paper

Guidelines for sustainable irrigation system design and management in sub-Saharan Africa

Mathias Fru Fonteh
  • Mathias Fru Fonteh
  • Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Dschang, Cameroon.
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  •  Received: 26 March 2016
  •  Accepted: 25 April 2017
  •  Published: 18 May 2017

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