African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6786

Full Length Research Paper

Irrigation water planning for crops in the central highlands of Ethiopia, aided by FAO CROP WAT MODEL

Fitsume Yemenu Desta
  • Fitsume Yemenu Desta
  • University of New England, 2350 NSW, Armidale, Australia.
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Kidist Abera
  • Kidist Abera
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Debre Zeit, P. O. Box 32, Ethiopia.
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Michael Eshetu
  • Michael Eshetu
  • Arbaminch University, P. O. Box 21, Ethiopia.
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Richard Koech
  • Richard Koech
  • University of New England, 2350 NSW, Armidale, Australia.
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Molla Mekonnen Alemu
  • Molla Mekonnen Alemu
  • De Montfort University, Leicester City, UK.
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  •  Received: 03 September 2016
  •  Accepted: 25 November 2016
  •  Published: 13 July 2017

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