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dc.contributorAbdulai, Awuduen_US
dc.contributorYigezu, Yigezuen_US
dc.contributorDeneke, Tilayeen_US
dc.contributorKassie, Girmaen_US
dc.creatorYitayew, Asresuen_US
dc.identifier.citationAsresu Yitayew, Awudu Abdulai, Yigezu Yigezu, Tilaye Deneke, Girma Kassie. (1/12/2020). A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.en_US
dc.description.abstractImperfect information about the benefits of agricultural technologies among smallholder farmers is a key factor for their low adoption and hence low agricultural productivity in sub-Sahara Africa (SSA). We use a cluster randomized control trial (CRT) to examine whether improved extension services influence smallholder farmers’ decisions to adopt a new wheat variety. The experiment involved changes in the extension service delivery approach and extension agents’ facilitation and communication capacity. Results revealed that adoption of the newly introduced improved wheat variety was higher in the villages where the improved agricultural extension services were practiced. Our findings provide insights on the significance of designing alternative extension services delivery approaches to facilitate the transmission of information on the benefits of new technologies and in enhancing adoption – an essential element for achieving impact at scale. The findings also provide evidence for extension program placement to be considered along with improving extension services. Our findings could be instrumental in solving the development puzzle in agrarian economies.en_US
dc.rightsCopyrighted; all rights reserveden_US
dc.subjectextension servicesen_US
dc.subjectagricultural technologiesen_US
dc.subjectinformation delivery approachen_US
dc.subjectdevelopment agenten_US
dc.subjectrandomized control trialen_US
dc.titleA Cluster Randomized Controlled Trialen_US
dc.typeInternal Reporten_US
cg.creator.idYigezu, Yigezu: 0000-0002-9156-7082en_US
cg.creator.idKassie, Girma: 0000-0001-7430-4291en_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Kiel - CAUen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerAmhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute - ARARIen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Wheat - WHEATen_US
cg.contributor.funderAustrian Development Agency - ADAen_US
cg.contributor.projectDesigning effective extension service delivery systems for enhancing wider adoption of agricultural technologiesen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US

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