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

Determinants of rural households’ livelihood diversification decision: The case of Didessa and Bedelle District, Bunno Bedelle Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

Jemal Aman Washo
  • Jemal Aman Washo
  • Departments of Agricultural and Economics, Bedele College of Agriculture and Forestry, Mettu University, Bedelle, Ethiopia.
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Shibeshi Fikadu Tolosa
  • Shibeshi Fikadu Tolosa
  • Departments of Agricultural and Economics, Bedele College of Agriculture and Forestry, Mettu University, Bedelle, Ethiopia.
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Jiregna Kenea Debsu
  • Jiregna Kenea Debsu
  • Departments of Agricultural and Economics, Bedele College of Agriculture and Forestry, Mettu University, Bedelle, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 31 August 2021
  •  Accepted: 21 November 2021
  •  Published: 31 December 2021

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