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Technology Adoption and Dissemination in Agriculture: Evidence from Sequential Intervention in Maize Production in Uganda

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  • Tomoya Matsumoto

    (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)

  • Takashi Yamano

    (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)

  • Dick Sserunkuuma

    (Makerere University)

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We use a randomized control trial to measure how the free distribution of modern inputs for maize production affects their adoption in the subsequent season. Information collected through sales meetings where modern inputs were sold revealed that the average purchase quantity of free-input recipients was much higher than that of non-recipients; that of the neighbors of recipients fell in-between. Also, credit sales had a large impact on purchase quantity, and the yield performance of plots where the free inputs had been applied positively affected the purchase quantities of both recipients and the neighbors with whom they shared information on farming.

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Paper provided by National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in its series GRIPS Discussion Papers with number 13-14.

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Length: 59 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2013
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Handle: RePEc:ngi:dpaper:13-14

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  1. Matsumoto, Tomoya & Yamano, Takashi, 2009. "Soil fertility, fertilizer, and the maize green revolution in East Africa," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5158, The World Bank.
  2. Muto, Megumi & Yamano, Takashi, 2009. "The Impact of Mobile Phone Coverage Expansion on Market Participation: Panel Data Evidence from Uganda," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 37(12), pages 1887-1896, December.
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  1. Tomoya Matsumoto, 2013. "Disseminating New Farming Practices among Small Scale Farmers: An Experimental Intervention in Uganda," GRIPS Discussion Papers 13-18, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.

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