African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6654

Full Length Research Paper

Analysis of factors affecting the demand for inorganic fertilizer in Boricha and Wondogenet Districts, Southern Ethiopia

Yirssaw Demeke Ambaw
  • Yirssaw Demeke Ambaw
  • School of Plant and Horticultural Sciences, Hawassa University, P. O. Box 05, Hawassa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 24 October 2018
  •  Accepted: 04 March 2019
  •  Published: 07 March 2019


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