African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6589

Full Length Research Paper

Preliminary studies on termite damage on rural houses in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia

Daniel Getahun Debelo
  • Daniel Getahun Debelo
  • Department of Biology, Adama Science and Technology University, P. O. Box 1888, Adama, Ethiopia.
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Emana Getu Degaga
  • Emana Getu Degaga
  • College of Natural Sciences, Addis Ababa University, P. O. Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 07 March 2014
  •  Accepted: 07 September 2014
  •  Published: 23 September 2014

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