African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6823

Full Length Research Paper

Cultivation of edible mushrooms in Namibia: Prospects and challenges of small scale farmers

Fimanekeni Ndaitavela Shivute
  • Fimanekeni Ndaitavela Shivute
  • Multidisplinary Research Centre, ZERI Unit, University of Namibia, Namibia.
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  •  Received: 02 July 2020
  •  Accepted: 10 September 2020
  •  Published: 30 November 2020

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