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The Effects of Integrated Pest Management Techniques (IPM) Farmer Field Schools on Groundnut Productivity: Evidence from Ghana

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  • Carlberg, Eric
  • Kostandini, Genti
  • Dankyi, Awere
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    This study examines the impact of Integrated Pest Management-Farmer Field School (IPM-FFS) programs on groundnut production in Ghana. The program was conducted in the groundnut regions of Ghana with the goal to improve groundnut agriculture through the dissemination of information and technology to the producers. Several approaches are used to control for selection and endogeneity on household level data collected in 2011 from FFS famers and non-FFS farmers. The results suggest that farmers who participated in the IPM-FFS program have significantly higher groundnut production levels.

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    Paper provided by Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in its series 2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012, Seattle, Washington with number 124876.

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea12:124876

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    Keywords: Farmer Field School; Integrated Pest Management; Groundnut; Production; Ghana; Heckman Selection Model; Farm Management;

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