African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6709

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation of the effects of current irrigation water pricing systems on water productivity in Awash River Basin, Ethiopia

Gebremeskel Teklay
  • Gebremeskel Teklay
  • Water Resources and Irrigation Engineering Department, Aksum University, Ethiopia.
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Mekonen Ayana
  • Mekonen Ayana
  • Water Resources and Irrigation Engineering Department, Arbaminch University, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 24 June 2013
  •  Accepted: 25 March 2015
  •  Published: 02 April 2015

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