African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6589

Full Length Research Paper

Development of a low cost and energy efficient tobacco curing barn in Zimbabwe

W. Munanga
  • W. Munanga
  • Agricultural Engineering Services Department, Tobacco Research Board of Zimbabwe, P.O. Box 1909, Harare, Zimbabwe.
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F. T. Mugabe
  • F. T. Mugabe
  • Directorate of Research and Resource Mobilization, Chinhoyi University of Technology, P. Bag 7724, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe.
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C. Kufazvinei
  • C. Kufazvinei
  • Department of Physics, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Chinhoyi University of Technology, P. Bag 7724, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe.
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S. Dimbi
  • S. Dimbi
  • Agricultural Engineering Services Department, Tobacco Research Board of Zimbabwe, P.O. Box 1909, Harare, Zimbabwe.
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  •  Received: 27 April 2017
  •  Accepted: 08 June 2017
  •  Published: 31 August 2017

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