African Journal of
Marketing Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Mark. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2421
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMM
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 156

Full Length Research Paper

Production and marketing of Camel Milk in Eastern Ethiopia

Bedilu Demissie
  • Bedilu Demissie
  • Department of Agribusiness and Value Chain Management, College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, Arsi University, Asella, Ethiopia.
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Hussien H. Komicha
  • Hussien H. Komicha
  • Department of Economics, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2E9, Canada.
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Adem Kedir
  • Adem Kedir
  • Department of Agribusiness and Value Chain Management, College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, Arsi University, Asella, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 04 July 2016
  •  Accepted: 18 February 2017
  •  Published: 31 August 2017


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