Journal of
Development and Agricultural Economics

  • Abbreviation: J. Dev. Agric. Econ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9774
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDAE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 538

Full Length Research Paper

Tenure security and soil conservation investment decisions: Empirical evidence from East Gojam, Ethiopia

Akalu Teshome
  • Akalu Teshome
  • Amahar Agricultural Research Institute, Ethiopia P. O. Box 527, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
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  •  Accepted: 30 July 2013
  •  Published: 31 January 2014

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