The Impact of Farmer-Field-Schools on Knowledge and Productivity : A Study of Potato Farmers in the Peruvian Andes

  title={The Impact of Farmer-Field-Schools on Knowledge and Productivity : A Study of Potato Farmers in the Peruvian Andes},
  author={Erin M. Godtland and Elisabeth Sadoulet and Alain de Janvry and Rinku Murgai and Oscar A. Ortiz},
Using survey-data from Peru, this paper evaluates the impact of a pilot farmerfield-school (FFS) program on farmers’ knowledge of integrated pest management (IPM) practices related to potato cultivation. We use both regression analysis controlling for participation and a propensity score matching approach to create a comparison group similar to the FFS participants in observable characteristics. Results are robust across the two approaches as well as with different matching methods. We find… CONTINUE READING
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