African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6638

Full Length Research Paper

Suitability analysis for scaling chickpea varieties in Ethiopia using multi-criteria evaluation and geographic information system (GIS)

Wondafrash Mulugeta
  • Wondafrash Mulugeta
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.
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Demeke Nigussie
  • Demeke Nigussie
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.
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Adamu Molla
  • Adamu Molla
  • International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia (currently at Debre Birhan Agricultural Research Center, Debre Birhan, Ethiopia.
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Zewdie Bishaw
  • Zewdie Bishaw
  • International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Cairo, Egypt.
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Chandrashekhar Biradar
  • Chandrashekhar Biradar
  • International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Cairo, Egypt.
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  •  Received: 19 May 2021
  •  Accepted: 07 July 2021
  •  Published: 31 December 2021

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