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Using ICT to strengthen agricultural extension systems for plant health. / Wright, Holly Jane; Ochilo, Willis; Pearson, Aislinn; Finegold, Cambria; Oronje, Lucy; Wanjohi, James; Kamau, Rose; Holmes, Timothy; Rumsey, Abigail.

In: Journal of Agricultural and Food Information, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2016, p. 23-36.

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Wright, HJ, Ochilo, W, Pearson, A, Finegold, C, Oronje, L, Wanjohi, J, Kamau, R, Holmes, T & Rumsey, A 2016, 'Using ICT to strengthen agricultural extension systems for plant health' Journal of Agricultural and Food Information, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 23-36. https://doi.org/10.1080/10496505.2015.1120214

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Wright, H. J., Ochilo, W., Pearson, A., Finegold, C., Oronje, L., Wanjohi, J., ... Rumsey, A. (2016). Using ICT to strengthen agricultural extension systems for plant health. Journal of Agricultural and Food Information, 17(1), 23-36. https://doi.org/10.1080/10496505.2015.1120214

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Wright HJ, Ochilo W, Pearson A, Finegold C, Oronje L, Wanjohi J et al. Using ICT to strengthen agricultural extension systems for plant health. Journal of Agricultural and Food Information. 2016;17(1):23-36. https://doi.org/10.1080/10496505.2015.1120214

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Wright, Holly Jane ; Ochilo, Willis ; Pearson, Aislinn ; Finegold, Cambria ; Oronje, Lucy ; Wanjohi, James ; Kamau, Rose ; Holmes, Timothy ; Rumsey, Abigail. / Using ICT to strengthen agricultural extension systems for plant health. In: Journal of Agricultural and Food Information. 2016 ; Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 23-36.

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AU - Kamau, Rose

AU - Holmes, Timothy

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