African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6863

Full Length Research Paper

Determinants of the extent of adoption of maize production technologies in Northern Ghana

Kwarteng Amaning Theophilus
  • Kwarteng Amaning Theophilus
  • Bureau of Integrated Rural Development (BIRD), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology, Kumasi-Ghana.
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Aidoo Robert
  • Aidoo Robert
  • Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology, Kumasi-Ghana.
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Sarfo-Mensah Paul
  • Sarfo-Mensah Paul
  • Bureau of Integrated Rural Development (BIRD), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology, Kumasi-Ghana.
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  •  Received: 25 January 2019
  •  Accepted: 01 April 2019
  •  Published: 09 May 2019


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