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

Perception and adoption of new agricultural technologies in a Northern Inland Mozambique

Matías Hargreaves
  • Matías Hargreaves
  • Escuela de postgrado, Facultad de Agronomía e Ingeniería Forestal, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
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Antonio Hargreaves
  • Antonio Hargreaves
  • Escuela de Agronomía, Universidad Mayor, Santiago, Chile.
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José Luis Riveros
  • José Luis Riveros
  • Departamento de Ciencias Animales, Facultad de Agronomía e Ingeniería Forestal, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
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  •  Received: 07 April 2020
  •  Accepted: 05 January 2021
  •  Published: 28 February 2021


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