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

Characterization and analysis of farming system of Cheliya and Ilu Gelan districts of West Shewa Zone, Ethiopia

Kifle Degefa
  • Kifle Degefa
  • Bako Agricultural Research Center, P. O. Box 03, Bako, Ethiopia.
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Getachew Biru
  • Getachew Biru
  • Bako Agricultural Research Center, P. O. Box 03, Bako, Ethiopia.
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Galmesa Abebe
  • Galmesa Abebe
  • Bako Agricultural Research Center, P. O. Box 03, Bako, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 20 August 2019
  •  Accepted: 31 October 2019
  •  Published: 31 August 2020


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