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: 415

Full Length Research Paper

Mobile phone technology for increasing banana productivity among smallholder farmers in Uganda

William Tinzaara
  • William Tinzaara
  • Bioversity International, Uganda.
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Elias Oyesigye
  • Elias Oyesigye
  • Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda.
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Christophe Bocquet
  • Christophe Bocquet
  • Dalberg Data Insights (DDI)-, Belgium.
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Jamie Arkin
  • Jamie Arkin
  • Viamo Uganda office, Uganda.
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Vincent Johnson
  • Vincent Johnson
  • Bioversity International, France.
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  •  Received: 06 October 2020
  •  Accepted: 02 December 2020
  •  Published: 31 January 2021


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