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Assessing the impact of agricultural research on farmer's knowledge about African animal trypanosomosis : An application of the propensity score matching approach

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  • Liebenehm, Sabine
  • Affognon, Hippolyte
  • Waibel, Hermann
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    Ex-post evaluation of agricultural research is aimed to empirically provide evidence of past investments’ effectiveness. This paper is intended to measure the immediate impact of livestock research activities on cattle farmers’ knowledge about trypanosomosis and its therapeutic and preventive control strategies. According to the quasi-experimental design of the intervention, it is shown that its impact will be adequately estimated by propensity score matching (PSM). Based on data collected according to a knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) questionnaire in the region of Kénédougou that is common to Mali and Burkina Faso, results indicate a significant gain in farmers’ know-how due to participation in livestock research activities.

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    Paper provided by German Association of Agricultural Economists (GEWISOLA) in its series 49th Annual Conference, Kiel, Germany, September 30-October 2, 2009 with number 53277.

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    Keywords: African animal trypanosomosis (AAT); knowledge; attitude and practice (KAP); propensity score matching (PSM); Livestock Production/Industries; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods;

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