African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6712

Full Length Research Paper

Production practices of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) by farmers in Mzimba District, Northern Malawi

Sekani Yoram Kateta
  • Sekani Yoram Kateta
  • Rural Livelihoods Economic Enhancement Programme (RLEEP), Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Box 30312, Lilongwe 3, Malawi.
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Vernon Kabambe
  • Vernon Kabambe
  • Crop and Soil Science Department, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, P. O. Box 219, Lilongwe, Malawi.
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Max William Lowole
  • Max William Lowole
  • Crop and Soil Science Department, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, P. O. Box 219, Lilongwe, Malawi.
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Patson Cleopus Nalivata
  • Patson Cleopus Nalivata
  • Crop and Soil Science Department, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, P. O. Box 219, Lilongwe, Malawi.
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  •  Received: 17 August 2014
  •  Accepted: 09 February 2015
  •  Published: 19 February 2015

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