African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6688

Full Length Research Paper

Multi-locational evaluation of cooking banana cultivars ‘NARITA 4’ hybrid and ‘Mpologoma’ in Rwanda

Ndayitegeye O.
  • Ndayitegeye O.
  • Rwanda Agricultural Board, P. O. Box 5016, Kigali, Rwanda.
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Blomme G.
  • Blomme G.
  • Bioversity International, c/o ILRI, P. O. Box 5689, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Ocimati W.
  • Ocimati W.
  • Bioversity International, Kampala, Uganda.
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Crichton R.
  • Crichton R.
  • Bioversity International, Montpellier, France.
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Ntamwira J.
  • Ntamwira J.
  • Bioversity International, Bukavu South Kivu, Congo.
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Muchunguzi P.
  • Muchunguzi P.
  • International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, Kampala, Uganda.
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Van Asten P.
  • Van Asten P.
  • International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, Kampala, Uganda.
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Bahati L.
  • Bahati L.
  • Bioversity International, Bukavu South Kivu, Congo.
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Gaidashova S.
  • Gaidashova S.
  • Rwanda Agricultural Board, P. O. Box 5016, Kigali, Rwanda.
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  •  Received: 21 July 2017
  •  Accepted: 29 August 2017
  •  Published: 12 October 2017

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