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Revisiting rates of return to agricultural R&D investment

This study proposes the use of partial least squares to determine the key parameters of the perpetual inventory method model of capital stock as a new approach to calculate research and development (R&D) knowledge stocks and R&D elasticities. This…

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Farmers’ crop choice decisions: Trends and determinants in Nigeria and Uganda

This study investigates the determinants of farmers’ crop choice decisions, crop area diversification, and income diversification in Sub-Saharan Africa using nationally representative panel data for Nigeria and Uganda. We use both the shares of land…

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Can contract farming in organic basmati rice be a boon to smallholders? Evidence from India

Demand for organic basmati rice (OBR), both at home and abroad, coupled with policy reforms in India have given rise to contract farming (CF) production in that nation. OBR production, however, is highly susceptible to weather and pest risks. This…

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Correlated non-classical measurement errors, ‘second best’ policy inference and the inverse size-productivity relationship in agriculture

We show analytically and empirically that non-classical measurement errors in the two key variables in a hypothesized relationship can bias the estimated relationship between them in any direction. Furthermore, if these measurement errors are…

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Agriculture extension in Viet Nam: An assessment and reform options

In 2015, Viet Nam began transforming its agriculture extension and advisory services to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of its agricultural sector and thus improve the livelihoods of its farmers. Despite these recent efforts, however,…

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Agricultural extension in Cambodia: An assessment and options for reform

This paper assesses the performance of Cambodia’s agriculture extension system, identifies challenges and analyzes constraints and opportunities for that system, and finally identifies actions needed to improve the extension system. We offer…

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Mothers’ non-farm entrepreneurship and child secondary education in rural Ghana

In this paper we empirically analyse the impact of mothers’ non-farm entrepreneurship on child secondary school enrollment in rural Ghana. We use nationally representative quantitative data from the sixth round of the Ghana Living Standard Survey…

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