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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Alternative Extension Methods: Triple-Bag Storage of Cowpeas by Small-Scale Farmers in West Africa


  • Moussa, Bokar
  • Otoo, Miriam
  • Fulton, Joan R.
  • Lowenberg-DeBoer, James


This study examined two questions related to the adoption of triple-bag storage technology for farmers storing cowpeas in West Africa. First the effect of an extension program, focused on village demonstrations, on adoption was considered. Second, the effect of radio messages to augment this extension program was analyzed. The results indicate that adoption was positively affected by the extension program and radio messages do augment the effectiveness.

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  • Moussa, Bokar & Otoo, Miriam & Fulton, Joan R. & Lowenberg-DeBoer, James, 2009. "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Alternative Extension Methods: Triple-Bag Storage of Cowpeas by Small-Scale Farmers in West Africa," 2009 Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2009, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 49448, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea09:49448
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.49448

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