Sending farmers back to school - the impact of farmer field schools in Indonesia
AbstractThe authors evaluate the impact of farmer field schools, an intensive participatory training program emphasizing integrated pest management. Their evaluation focuses on whether participation in the program has improved yields and reduced pesticide use among graduates and their neighbors who may have gained knowledge from graduates through informal communications. The authors use panel data covering the period 1991-99 in Indonesia. Their analysis, employing a modified"difference-in-differences"model, indicates that the program did not have significant effects on the performance of graduates and their neighbors. The authors discuss several plausible explanations for this outcome and suggest recommendations for improvements.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 3022.
Date of creation: 30 Apr 2003
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Agricultural Knowledge&Information Systems; Teaching and Learning; Sustainable Land and Crop Management; Agricultural Research; Crops&Crop Management Systems; Crops&Crop Management Systems; Agricultural Research; Agricultural Knowledge&Information Systems; Teaching and Learning; Sustainable Land and Crop Management;
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- Gershon Feder & Rinku Murgai & Jaime B. Quizon, 2004. "Sending Farmers Back to School: The Impact of Farmer Field Schools in Indonesia," Review of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 26(1), pages 45-62.
- NEP-ALL-2004-08-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2004-09-12 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-SEA-2004-08-16 (South East Asia)
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