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Soc. Sci. 2018, 7(1), 4; doi:10.3390/socsci7010004

Impact of Farmers’ Training Centres on Household Income: Evidence from Propensity Score Matching in Eastern Ethiopia

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Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension, Haramaya University, P.O. Box 138, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
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Department of Economics and Management, University of Pavia, Corso Str. Nuova, 65, 27100 Pavia, Italy
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Received: 17 October 2017 / Revised: 19 December 2017 / Accepted: 21 December 2017 / Published: 25 December 2017
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Abstract

In developing countries, agricultural advisory services (AASs) are regarded as a key component of economic development strategies in terms of improving productivity and livelihoods. Nevertheless, there is a dearth of empirical evidence on the impact of AASs in general and the Farmers’ Training Centres (FTCs) in particular. In this article, we employ the propensity score matching procedure to estimate the impact of an FTC-based training on household farm income in eastern Ethiopia. The result indicates a significant average gain of annual farm income by participants of the training, ranging from Birr 9557 to Birr 10,388 per household. View Full-Text
Keywords: agricultural advisory services; impact evaluation; propensity score matching; farm income; farmers’ training centres; agricultural training agricultural advisory services; impact evaluation; propensity score matching; farm income; farmers’ training centres; agricultural training
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Wordofa, M.G.; Sassi, M. Impact of Farmers’ Training Centres on Household Income: Evidence from Propensity Score Matching in Eastern Ethiopia. Soc. Sci. 2018, 7, 4.

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