African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6688

Full Length Research Paper

Influence of markets on fish farming adoption: The case of Chingale in Malawi

Regson Chaweza
  • Regson Chaweza
  • Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Malawi, Chancellor College, Zomba, Malawi
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Joseph Nagoli
  • Joseph Nagoli
  • WorldFish Malawi Office, National Aquaculture Center, Domasi, P.O. Box 229, Zomba, Malawi.
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  •  Received: 26 January 2017
  •  Accepted: 27 June 2017
  •  Published: 02 August 2018


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