African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6590

Full Length Research Paper

Assessment of harvest and post-harvest factors affecting quality of Arabica coffee in Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Ethiopia

Gezahegn Garo
  • Gezahegn Garo
  • Department of Horticulture, Arba Minch University College of Agricultural Sciences, P.O. Box 21, Arba Minch, Ethiopia.
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Sabura Shara
  • Sabura Shara
  • Department of Horticulture, Arba Minch University College of Agricultural Sciences, P.O. Box 21, Arba Minch, Ethiopia.
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Yohanes Mare
  • Yohanes Mare
  • Department of Rural Development and Agricultural extension, Arba Minch University College of Agricultural Sciences, P.O. Box 21, Arba Minch, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 25 September 2015
  •  Accepted: 03 February 2016
  •  Published: 16 June 2016

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