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: 491

Full Length Research Paper

Determinants of rural households’ participation in microfinance services: The case of Cheliya District, West Shoa Zone, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia

Tadele Erena Geleta
  • Tadele Erena Geleta
  • Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, Haramaya University, Ethiopia.
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Alelign Ademe Mengistu
  • Alelign Ademe Mengistu
  • Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, Haramaya University, Ethiopia.
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Solomon Amsalu Gesese
  • Solomon Amsalu Gesese
  • Department of Agribusiness and Value Chain Management, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, Ambo University, Ambo, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 24 October 2018
  •  Accepted: 13 November 2018
  •  Published: 28 February 2019


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