African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6692

Full Length Research Paper

Productivity of pigeon pea and maize rotation system in Balaka District, Southern Malawi

V. H. Kabambe
  • V. H. Kabambe
  • Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, P. O. Box 219 Lilongwe, Malawi.
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A. R. Ngwira
  • A. R. Ngwira
  • ICRSAT-Malawi, P. O. Box 1096, Lilongwe, Malawi.
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J. B. Aune
  • J. B. Aune
  • Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwergian University of Life Sciences, Norway.
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B. K. Sitaula
  • B. K. Sitaula
  • Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwergian University of Life Sciences, Norway.
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T Chilongo
  • T Chilongo
  • Center for Agricultural Research and Development, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, P. O. Box 219 Lilongwe, Malawi.
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  •  Received: 11 June 2018
  •  Accepted: 21 August 2018
  •  Published: 25 October 2018

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