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: 489

Full Length Research Paper

Renewable energy and Mechanisation in the smallholder sector: Experiences from Wedza e-mobility pilot study

Dorah Mwenye
  • Dorah Mwenye
  • Mobility for Africa, 14 Hermes Rd, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • Google Scholar
Shantha Bloemen
  • Shantha Bloemen
  • Mobility for Africa, 14 Hermes Rd, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 13 April 2023
  •  Accepted: 15 May 2023
  •  Published: 30 November 2023


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