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Assessing the Impact of Training on Lowland Rice Productivity in an African Setting: Evidence from Uganda

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  • Kijima, Yoko
  • Ito, Yukinori
  • Otsuka, Keijiro

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This study attempts to assess the impacts of a training program on the adoption of improved cultivation practices, the productivity of rice farming, and the income and profit from rice production by using ex-post non-experimental data in Uganda. We found that participation in the training program increased the adoption of the improved cultivation practices. Furthermore, the profit from rice production was also found to have increased by the training program. These findings support the hypothesis that one of the major constraints on the growth in productivity of rice farming in sub-Saharan Africa is the absence of effective extension systems.

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  • Kijima, Yoko & Ito, Yukinori & Otsuka, Keijiro, 2012. "Assessing the Impact of Training on Lowland Rice Productivity in an African Setting: Evidence from Uganda," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 40(8), pages 1610-1618.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:40:y:2012:i:8:p:1610-1618
    DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2012.04.008
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    1. Yuko Nakano & Yuki Tanaka & Keijiro Otsuka, 2014. "To What Extent Do Improved Practices Increase Productivity of Small-Scale Rice Cultivation in A Rain-fed Area? : Evidence from Tanzania," GRIPS Discussion Papers 14-21, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.
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    3. Nakano, Yuko & Kajisa, Kei, 2012. "How does the Adoption of Modern Variety increase Productivity and Income? : A Case of the Rice Sector in Tanzania," 2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012, Seattle, Washington 124924, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    4. Millicent deGraft-Johnson & Aya Suzuki & Takeshi Sakurai & Keijiro Otsuka, 2014. "On the transferability of the Asian rice green revolution to rainfed areas in sub-Saharan Africa: an assessment of technology intervention in Northern Ghana," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 45(5), pages 555-570, September.
    5. Nakano, Yuko & Kajisa, Kei, 2014. "To What Extent Does the Adoption of Modern Variety Increase Productivity and Income? A Case Study of the Rice Sector in Tanzania," Working Papers 71, JICA Research Institute.
    6. Timothy N. Njeru & Yukichi Mano & Keijiro Otsuka, 2016. "Role of Access to Credit in Rice Production in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Mwea Irrigation Scheme in Kenya," Journal of African Economies, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), vol. 25(2), pages 300-321.
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    11. Kijima, Yoko, 2014. "Enhancing Rice Production in Uganda: Impact Evaluation of a Training Program and Guidebook Distribution in Uganda," Working Papers 80, JICA Research Institute.
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    13. Yoko Kijima, 2018. "Long-term and Spillover Effects of Rice Production Training in Uganda," Working Papers 161, JICA Research Institute.
    14. Ragasa, Catherine & Chapoto, Anthony, 2016. "Limits to green revolution in rice in Africa: The case of Ghana:," IFPRI discussion papers 1561, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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