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Determinants of Agricultural Extension Services : The Case of Haiti

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dc.contributor.author Leguía, Juan José
dc.contributor.author Arias, Diego
dc.contributor.author Sy, Abdoulaye
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-18T19:49:57Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-18T19:49:57Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/16291
dc.description.abstract The Haitian population is among the poorest in the world, with over 78 percent living on less than United States (U.S.) 2 dollar a day and over 50 percent living on less than U.S. 1 dollar a day. This paper extracts relevant lessons from historical data on factors influencing the receipt of extension services in Haiti, taking stock of the use of agricultural extension services prior to the 2010 earthquake. The goal is to influence future policies and development projects involving the provision of extension services as well as the type of extension services offered. This paper uses data from the 2010 agricultural census and examines the characteristics of farmers in Haiti receiving extension services by gender, education, agricultural training, farm size, and type of crop. Through in-depth study of each variable and a review of trends in the receipt of agricultural extension services, the study analyzes the equilibrium between the demand for and supply of extension services to particular farmer groups. The study draws the following nine key conclusions: (1) the proportion of households receiving agricultural extension services in Haiti is non-negligible; (2) location is an important determinant of the recipients of agricultural extension services; (3) there are no statistical differences between men and women in terms of receipt of extension services; however, the impact of agricultural training and farm size change when the head of household is a woman; (4) education level has a positive, yet small, effect on receiving extension services; (5) prior agricultural training is a major determinant of the recipients of extension services; (6) rehabilitation of the Ecoles Moyennes Agricoles (EMAs) for vocational and farmer field education on a nationwide scale will increase the demand for extension services, especially among small farmers; (7) farmers with larger farms receive more agricultural extension services; (8) coffee producers make more use of extension services than other farmers; and (9) promoting a hybrid system of extension may be more efficient than supporting only public or Non-governmental organizations (NGO) provided extension services. en
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.relation.ispartofseries LCSSD Occasional Paper Series on Food Prices;
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject ABSOLUTE TERMS
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD HEAD
dc.subject LIVESTOCK
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
dc.subject FARM MANAGEMENT
dc.subject CRIME
dc.subject EXTENSION AGENTS
dc.subject CARIBBEAN REGION
dc.subject FARMER PARTICIPATION
dc.subject INTERVENTIONS
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL TRAINING
dc.subject POVERTY RATES
dc.subject ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
dc.subject DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL SERVICES
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY
dc.subject FISHERIES
dc.subject FARM SIZE
dc.subject CROPS
dc.subject ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
dc.subject SCHOOLING
dc.subject FARM WORKERS
dc.subject FARMER GROUPS
dc.subject GENDER
dc.subject IRRIGATION
dc.subject CASH CROPS
dc.subject FEMALE EDUCATION
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICES
dc.subject POOR FAMILIES
dc.subject FARM FAMILIES
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD HEADS
dc.subject AGRICULTURE
dc.subject COMMUNES
dc.subject PLANT PRODUCTION
dc.subject FEMINIZATION OF AGRICULTURE
dc.subject REGIONAL AVERAGE
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL TECHNIQUES
dc.subject ECONOMICS
dc.subject NGOS
dc.subject PRIVATE SECTOR
dc.subject AQUACULTURE
dc.subject RURAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject FARMS
dc.subject EXTREME POVERTY
dc.subject FOOD SECURITY
dc.subject NEW TECHNOLOGIES
dc.subject FARMERS
dc.subject FEMALE
dc.subject CLIMATE CHANGE
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL INPUTS
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL SECTOR
dc.subject FOOD PRICES
dc.subject HUMAN CAPITAL
dc.subject FARMER
dc.subject RURAL AREAS
dc.subject POVERTY LEVELS
dc.subject R&D
dc.subject HOUSEHOLDS
dc.subject PRODUCER ORGANIZATIONS
dc.subject SMALL FARMERS
dc.subject REGIONAL STANDARDS
dc.subject POVERTY LINE
dc.subject FEMALE-HEADED HOUSEHOLDS
dc.subject ILLITERACY
dc.subject RURAL LIVELIHOODS
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY
dc.subject MARKETING
dc.subject FARM ACTIVITIES
dc.subject LIVELIHOODS
dc.subject RURAL FEMALE
dc.subject DECENTRALIZATION
dc.title Determinants of Agricultural Extension Services : The Case of Haiti en
dc.rights.holder World Bank


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