African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6714

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation of different methods of multiplying sweet potato planting material in coastal lowland Kenya

Bahati Abdallah
  • Bahati Abdallah
  • Department of Crop Sciences, Pwani University, P. O. Box 195 – 80108 Kilifi, Kenya.
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Stephen Mwangi Githiri
  • Stephen Mwangi Githiri
  • Department of Horticulture and Food Security, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, P. O. Box 62000 – 00200 Nairobi, Kenya.
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Wariara Kariuki
  • Wariara Kariuki
  • Scott Christian University, P. O. Box 49 -90100 Machakos, Kenya.
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Hemedi Mkuzi Saha
  • Hemedi Mkuzi Saha
  • Department of Crop Sciences, Pwani University, P. O. Box 195 – 80108 Kilifi, Kenya.
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  •  Received: 25 August 2020
  •  Accepted: 18 December 2020
  •  Published: 28 February 2021

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