African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6849

Full Length Research Paper

Factors influencing the level of commercialization among smallholder cassava farmers in Taita-Taveta and Kilifi Counties, Kenya

Amos Nyangira Tirra
  • Amos Nyangira Tirra
  • Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Willis Oluoch-Kosura
  • Willis Oluoch-Kosura
  • Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Hillary Nyanganga
  • Hillary Nyanganga
  • Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Agnes W. Mwang’ombe
  • Agnes W. Mwang’ombe
  • Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.
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  •  Received: 01 June 2019
  •  Accepted: 11 July 2019
  •  Published: 30 September 2019

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