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: 476

Full Length Research Paper

Training needs assessment of smallholder farmers in rice post-harvest value addition technologies in the Southern Region of Sierra Leone

Philip Jimia Kamanda
  • Philip Jimia Kamanda
  • Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, School of Agriculture and Food Science, Njala University, Njala Campus, Private Mail Bag 47235, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
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Ernest Laryea Okorley
  • Ernest Laryea Okorley
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, School of Agriculture, College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
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Masa Veronica Motaung
  • Masa Veronica Motaung
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, School of Agriculture, College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
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  •  Received: 06 January 2022
  •  Accepted: 07 April 2022
  •  Published: 30 June 2022


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