Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

  • Abbreviation: J. Hortic. For.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9782
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHF
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 273

Full Length Research Paper

Socio-economic importance of highland bamboo (Yushania alpina K. Schum) and challenges for its expansion in Bibugn District, East Gojjam, Ethiopia

Yohannes Walie Guadie
  • Yohannes Walie Guadie
  • Department of Natural Resource Management, College of Agriculture, Jimma University, Ethiopia.
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Debela Hunde Feyssa
  • Debela Hunde Feyssa
  • Department of Natural Resource Management, College of Agriculture, Jimma University, Ethiopia.
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Dereje Bekele Jiru
  • Dereje Bekele Jiru
  • Department of Natural Resource Management, College of Agriculture, Jimma University, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 08 November 2018
  •  Accepted: 19 December 2018
  •  Published: 28 February 2019


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