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: 527

Full Length Research Paper

Adoption of artificial insemination service for cattle crossbreeding by smallholder farmers in Laelay-Maichew district, Tigray, Ethiopia

Berhe Abraha
  • Berhe Abraha
  • Tigray Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), Axum Agricultural Research Center Axum, Ethiopia.
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Muluken Gezahegn
  • Muluken Gezahegn
  • Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension, Haramaya University, Haramaya, Ethiopia.
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Jemal Yousuf
  • Jemal Yousuf
  • Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension, Haramaya University, Haramaya, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 04 June 2019
  •  Accepted: 05 September 2019
  •  Published: 30 June 2020


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