Journal of
Stored Products and Postharvest Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Stored Prod. Postharvest Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6567
  • DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 166

Full Length Research Paper

Maize farmers’ knowledge and perception of improved postharvest storage technologies in Kilolo District, Tanzania

Athman Kyaruzi Ahmad
  • Athman Kyaruzi Ahmad
  • Department of Agricultural Extension and Community Development, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro-Tanzania.
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Gosbert Lukenku Shausi
  • Gosbert Lukenku Shausi
  • Department of Agricultural Extension and Community Development, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro-Tanzania.
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  •  Received: 20 May 2020
  •  Accepted: 22 September 2020
  •  Published: 31 October 2020


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