African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6590

Full Length Research Paper

Farmer-based dynamics in tissue culture banana technology adoption: a socio-economic perspective among small holder farmers in Uganda

Murongo M. Flarian
  • Murongo M. Flarian
  • Faculty of Agriculture, Uganda Martyrs University P. O. Box, 5498, Kampala, Uganda.
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Ayuke O. Frederick
  • Ayuke O. Frederick
  • Department of Land Resources and Agricultural Technology, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nairobi, P. O. Box 29053-00625, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Mwine. T. Julius
  • Mwine. T. Julius
  • Faculty of Agriculture, Uganda Martyrs University P. O. Box, 5498, Kampala, Uganda.
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Wangai K. John
  • Wangai K. John
  • Department of Plant sciences, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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  •  Received: 06 August 2018
  •  Accepted: 19 September 2018
  •  Published: 13 December 2018

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