Journal of
Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Agric. Ext. Rural Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2170
  • DOI: 10.5897/JAERD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 402

Full Length Research Paper

Assessment of forest management practices and livelihood income around Arero dry Afromontane forest of Southern Oromia Region in Borana Zone, South Ethiopia

Wakshum Shiferaw
  • Wakshum Shiferaw
  • College of Agricultural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia.
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Mulugeta Limenih
  • Mulugeta Limenih
  • Farm Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Tadesse Woldemariam Gole
  • Tadesse Woldemariam Gole
  • Environmental Coffee Forest Forum (ECFF), Senior Landscape Consultant Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 15 January 2019
  •  Accepted: 05 February 2019
  •  Published: 28 February 2019


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