The Acquisition and Diffusion of Knowledge : The Case of Pest Management Training in Farmer Field Schools , Indonesia

  title={The Acquisition and Diffusion of Knowledge : The Case of Pest Management Training in Farmer Field Schools , Indonesia},
  author={Gershon Feder and Rinku Murgai and Jaime B. Quizon},
Farmer Field Schools (FFS) are an intensive training approach introduced in the last decade in many developing countries to promote knowledge and uptake of ecologically sensible production approaches, and in particular, integrated pest management which minimises pesticide use. Because of the high training cost, the viability of the program depends crucially on the effectiveness of knowledge diffusion from trained farmers to other farmers. This paper uses panel data from Indonesia to assess the… CONTINUE READING
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