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Extension Commercialization: How Much to Charge for Extension Services

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  • Ariel Dinar
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    As public agricultural extension organizations around the world examine the possibility of privatizing or commercializing part or all their services, several issues arise. In this paper I address the question of how to price the services provided. Using available data from Israel, a supply (marginal cost) function is estimated for the Israel Extension Service, and a demand function for extension services is estimated. The derived number of visits and the per visit price are calculated. Several general extension-related policy issues that may also be applicable to other countries are discussed. Copyright 1996, Oxford University Press.

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    Article provided by Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in its journal American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

    Volume (Year): 78 (1996)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 1-12

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    Handle: RePEc:oup:ajagec:v:78:y:1996:i:1:p:1-12

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