African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6863

Full Length Research Paper

Addressing soil organic carbon issues in smallholders’ farms in Ethiopia: Impact of local land management practices

N. A. Minase
  • N. A. Minase
  • International Livestock Research Institute, P. O. Box 5689, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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M. M. Masafu
  • M. M. Masafu
  • College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Department of Agriculture and Animal Health, University of South Africa, P. O. Box 392, Pretoria 0003, South Africa.
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A. Tegegne
  • A. Tegegne
  • International Livestock Research Institute, P. O. Box 5689, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 24 September 2014
  •  Accepted: 12 November 2015
  •  Published: 22 March 2018

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