African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6638

Full Length Research Paper

Irrigated sorghum and cowpea after wet-season rice as a pathway out of subsistence agriculture in the Senegal River Valley in Mauritania

Mohamed El Moctar Isselmou
  • Mohamed El Moctar Isselmou
  • Société Nationale pour le Développement Rural. B.P. 321, Nouakchott, Mauritania.
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Jordi Comas
  • Jordi Comas
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BarcelonaTech, Campus del Baix Llobregat, c/ Esteve Terrades 8, 08860 Castelldefels, Spain.
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David Connor
  • David Connor
  • Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia.
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Luciano Mateos
  • Luciano Mateos
  • Instituto de Agricultura Sostenible, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Alameda del Obispo s/n, 14080 Córdoba, Spain.
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Helena Gómez-Macpherson
  • Helena Gómez-Macpherson
  • Instituto de Agricultura Sostenible, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Alameda del Obispo s/n, 14080 Córdoba, Spain.
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  •  Received: 05 February 2016
  •  Accepted: 19 April 2016
  •  Published: 19 May 2016

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