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Growing export-oriented crops in kenya: An evaluation of drumnet services

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  • Nava Ashaf
  • Xavier Gine
  • Dean Karlan

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This paper evaluates a program in Kenya that encourages the production of export oriented crops by providing smallholder farmers with credit linked to agricultural extension and marketing services. We use an experimental design in which farmer selfhelp groups are randomly assigned to either a control group, a group receiving all DrumNet services, or a group receiving all services except credit. Among the services offered by DrumNet, credit is the most important. Since the production of export crops requires a significant investment in capital and inputs, without credit farmers are less likely to plant the mentioned crops. Overall, the results show that DrumNet is an effective model for encouraging the production of export oriented crops.

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  • Nava Ashaf & Xavier Gine & Dean Karlan, 2006. "Growing export-oriented crops in kenya: An evaluation of drumnet services," Natural Field Experiments 00208, The Field Experiments Website.
  • Handle: RePEc:feb:natura:00208
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    1. Okello, Julius Juma & Narrod, Clare & Roy, Devesh, 2007. "Food safety requirements in African green bean exports and their impact on small farmers:," IFPRI discussion papers 737, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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