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dc.contributor.authorPemsl, Diemuth E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWaibel, Hermannen_US
dc.contributor.authorWitt, Rudolfen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:08:02Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:08:02Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/19855-
dc.description.abstractRecent research on the Farmer Field School (FFS) approach in agriculture in developing countries has raised some doubts on the economic impacts of this concept and especially the knowledge diffusion effects from trained to non-trained farmers. Based on a study in Senegal this paper hypothesizes that the question of the project placement strategy is vital when analyzing knowledge diffusion effects of FFS in Africa. Results show that the share of trained farmers in a community is a decisive factor for adoption behavior and knowledge diffusion. It is concluded that when introducing an FFS, a critical mass of trained farmers is important to attain effective dissemination of information and to generate positive stimuli for adoption and learning among non-participants.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Berlin 2006 / Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics |x30en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordAfricaen_US
dc.subject.keywordSenegalen_US
dc.subject.keywordagricultural extensionen_US
dc.subject.keywordFarmer Field Schoolen_US
dc.subject.keyworddiffusionen_US
dc.titleDiffusion of information among small-scale farmers in Senegal: the concept of Farmer Field Schoolsen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn517924692en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec06:4753-

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