Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Short Communication Volume 4 Issue 5

Historical Perspectives of Agricultural Extension and Research- Extension-Farmers Linkage in Ethiopia

Solomon Yokamo*

Agricultural Technology Transfer Researcher, Arbaminch Agricultural Research Centre, Arbaminch, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author: Solomon Yokamo, Agricultural Technology Transfer Researcher, Arbaminch Agricultural Research Centre, Arbaminch, Ethiopia.

Received: March 10, 2020; Published: April 14, 2020


Ethiopia is a landlocked country in the Eastern parts of Africa (horn of Africa).
• It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, South Sudan to the west and Sudan to the northwest.
• Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second- most populous nation on the African continent with a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres (420,000 sq mi) and with the population size of > 110 million.



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Citation: Saleh Alsaifi., et al. “Gradual Correction of Proximal Tibial Biplanar Deformities Using Truelok Hexapod SystemTM" Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.5 (2020): 28-33.


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