Agricultural Extension and Technology Adoption for Food Security

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Pan, Yao Smith, Stephen C. Sulaiman, Munshi 2018-12-10T10:20:21Z 2018-12-10T10:20:21Z 2018-07
dc.identifier.citation Pan , Y , Smith , S C & Sulaiman , M 2018 , ' Agricultural Extension and Technology Adoption for Food Security : Evidence from Uganda ' American Journal of Agricultural Economics , vol. 100 , no. 4 , pp. 1012-1031 . DOI: 10.1093/ajae/aay012 en
dc.identifier.issn 0002-9092
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dc.description.abstract We evaluate causal impacts of a large-scale agricultural extension program for smallholder women farmers on technology adoption and food security in Uganda through a regression discontinuity design that exploits an arbitrary distance-to-branch threshold for village program eligibility. We find eligible farmers used better basic cultivation methods, achieved improved food security. Given minimal changes in adoption of relatively expensive inputs, we attribute these gains to improved cultivation methods that require low upfront monetary investment. Farmers also modified their shock-coping methods. These results highlight the role of information and training in boosting agricultural productivity among poor farmers and, indirectly, improving food security. en
dc.format.extent 20
dc.format.extent 1012-1031
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Journal of Agricultural Economics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 100, issue 4 en
dc.rights embargoedAccess en
dc.subject.other 411 Agriculture and forestry en
dc.title Agricultural Extension and Technology Adoption for Food Security en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Economics
dc.contributor.department George Washington University
dc.contributor.department Save the Children
dc.subject.keyword Agriculture
dc.subject.keyword agricultural technology adoption
dc.subject.keyword extension
dc.subject.keyword food security
dc.subject.keyword information
dc.subject.keyword regression discontinuity
dc.subject.keyword training
dc.subject.keyword Uganda
dc.subject.keyword FARMER FIELD SCHOOLS
dc.subject.keyword WEED MANAGEMENT
dc.subject.keyword PEST-MANAGEMENT
dc.subject.keyword BURKINA-FASO
dc.subject.keyword SRI-LANKA
dc.subject.keyword IMPACT
dc.subject.keyword KENYA
dc.subject.keyword KNOWLEDGE
dc.subject.keyword POVERTY
dc.subject.keyword 411 Agriculture and forestry
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201812106112
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/ajae/aay012 info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2020-01-01

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