Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 408

Full Length Research Paper

Assessment of farmers’ perception towards soil and water conservation in Obi Koji Peasant Association, Woliso District, South West Shewa Ethiopia

Gebeyanesh Worku Zerssa*
  • Gebeyanesh Worku Zerssa*
  • Department of Natural Resources Management, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Jimma University, P. O. Box 307, Jimma Ethiopia.
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Bahilu Bezabih
  • Bahilu Bezabih
  • Department of Natural Resources Management, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Jimma University, P. O. Box 307, Jimma Ethiopia.
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Birhanu Dinkecha
  • Birhanu Dinkecha
  • Office Manager in Woliso Woreda, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 12 January 2017
  •  Accepted: 07 March 2017
  •  Published: 31 March 2017


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