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Assessing the Impact of Training on Lowland Rice Productivity in an African Setting: Evidence from Uganda

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  • Kijima, Yoko
  • Ito, Yukinori
  • Otsuka, Keijiro

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This study attempts to assess the impacts of a training program on the adoption of improved cultivation practices, the productivity of rice farming, and the income and profit from rice production by using ex-post non-experimental data in Uganda. We found that participation in the training program increased the adoption of the improved cultivation practices. Furthermore, the profit from rice production was also found to have increased by the training program. These findings support the hypothesis that one of the major constraints on the growth in productivity of rice farming in sub-Saharan Africa is the absence of effective extension systems.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal World Development.

Volume (Year): 40 (2012)
Issue (Month): 8 ()
Pages: 1610-1618

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Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:40:y:2012:i:8:p:1610-1618

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Keywords: lowland rice; improved cultivation practices; diffusion of technology; yield enhancement; Uganda;

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  1. Otsuka, Keijiro, 2012. "Presidential Address at 27th International Conference of Agricultural Economists, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil : Food Insecurity, Income Inequality, and the Changing Comparative Advantage in World Agricultu," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 127068, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  2. Nakano, Yuko & Kajisa, Kei, 2012. "How does the Adoption of Modern Variety increase Productivity and Income? : A Case of the Rice Sector in Tanzania," 2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012, Seattle, Washington 124924, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  3. Kijima, Yoko & Otsuka, Keijiro & Futakuchi, Koichi, 2013. "The development of agricultural markets in sub-Saharan Africa: the case of rice in Uganda," African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, African Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 8(4), October.
  4. Takeshima, Hiroyuki & Jimah, Kipo & Kolavalli, Shashidhara & Diao, Xinshen & Funk, Rebecca Lee, 2013. "Dynamics of transformation: Insights from an exploratory review of rice farming in the Kpong irrigation project:," IFPRI discussion papers 1272, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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