International Journal of
Biodiversity and Conservation

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Biodivers. Conserv.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-243X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJBC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 575

Full Length Research Paper

Assessment of woody species in agroforestry systems around Jimma Town, Southwestern Ethiopia

Buchura Negesse Wari
  • Buchura Negesse Wari
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resource, Bonga University, Ethiopia.
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Debela Hunde Feyssa
  • Debela Hunde Feyssa
  • College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Jimma University, Ethiopia.
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Zerihun Kebebew
  • Zerihun Kebebew
  • College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Jimma University, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 03 July 2018
  •  Accepted: 27 September 2018
  •  Published: 31 January 2019


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