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How sustainable are benefits from extension for smallholder farmers? : evidence from a randomized phase-out of the BRAC program in Uganda / Ram Fishman (Tel Aviv University), Stephen C. Smith (George Washington University and IZA), Vida Bobic (George Washington University), Munshi Sulaiman (Save the Children) ; IZA, Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserFishman, Ram In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Ram Fishman ; Smith, Stephen C. In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Stephen C. Smith ; Bobic, Vida In Wikipedia suchen nach Vida Bobic ; Sulaiman, Munshi In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Munshi Sulaiman
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, March 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10641
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-116486 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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Many development programs are based on short-term interventions, either because of external funding constraints or because it is assumed that impacts persist post program termination ("sustainability"). Using a novel randomized phase-out research method, we provide experimental tests of the effects of program phase-out in the context of a largescale agricultural input subsidy and extension program operated by the NGO BRAC to increase the use of improved seed varieties and basic farming practices among women smallholders in Uganda. We find that while supply of improved seeds through local, BRAC trained women declined, demand does not diminish, and farmers shift purchases from BRAC to market sources, indicating a persistent learning effect. We also find no evidence of declines in the practice of improved and less costly cultivation techniques taught by the program. These results have implications for both efficient program design and for models of technology adoption.