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adoption of improved agricultural technology on farms in Zambia

Chungu Mwila

adoption of improved agricultural technology on farms in Zambia

a comparative analysis of factors affecting the use of hybrid maize technology among farmers of Mpika and Mkushi districts.

by Chungu Mwila

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Published in Bradford .
Written in English


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Ph.D. thesis. Typescript.

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Open LibraryOL13979978M


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The main barriers limiting the adoption. The revolution in agricultural technology which has occurred in the last few decades, has opened new opportunities for livelihood improvement for some small farmers, but has by-passed many others.

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