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Modern variety adoption and risk management in drought prone areas: insights from the sorghum farmers of eastern Ethiopia

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  • Romina Cavatassi
  • Leslie Lipper
  • Ulf Narloch

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  • Romina Cavatassi & Leslie Lipper & Ulf Narloch, 2011. "Modern variety adoption and risk management in drought prone areas: insights from the sorghum farmers of eastern Ethiopia," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 42(3), pages 279-292, May.
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