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

Influence of social networks and social support on credit utilization in the Savings and Credit Cooperatives in Soroti District, Uganda

D. Alio
  • D. Alio
  • Department of Extension and Innovation Studies, Makerere University, Uganda.
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J. J. Okiror
  • J. J. Okiror
  • Department of Extension and Innovation Studies, Makerere University, Uganda.
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J. G. Agea
  • J. G. Agea
  • Department of Extension and Innovation Studies, Makerere University, Uganda.
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F. B. Matsiko
  • F. B. Matsiko
  • Department of Extension and Innovation Studies, Makerere University, Uganda.
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W. Ekere
  • W. Ekere
  • Department of Agribusiness and Natural Resource Economics, Makerere University, Uganda.
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  •  Received: 11 April 2017
  •  Accepted: 11 December 2017
  •  Published: 31 March 2018

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