African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6712

Full Length Research Paper

Views and perspectives of local farmers on crop diversification in the North-Western Free State, South Africa

de Bruyn M. A.
  • de Bruyn M. A.
  • Department of Sustainable Food Systems and Development, University of the Free State, South Africa.
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Nel A. A.
  • Nel A. A.
  • Independent Agronomist, Potchefstroom, South Africa.
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van Niekerk J. A.
  • van Niekerk J. A.
  • Department of Sustainable Food Systems and Development, University of the Free State, South Africa.
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  •  Received: 19 July 2022
  •  Accepted: 11 October 2022
  •  Published: 30 November 2022

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