agricultural extension service

Gender differences in access to extension services and agricultural productivity

Catherine Ragasa, Guush Berhane, Fanaye Tadesse, and Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse
International Food Policy Research Institute and Ethiopian Development Research Institute
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Ragasa, C., G. Berhane, F. Tadesse, and A. S. Taffesse. "Gender Differences in Access to Extension Services and Agricultural Productivity," IFPRI & EDRI, ESSP Working Paper No. 49, December 2012.

This paper contributes new empirical evidence and nuanced analysis on the gender difference in access to extension services and how this translates to observed differences in technology adoption and agricultural productivity. We employ a cross-sectional instrumental-variable regression method using a regionally-representative dataset of more than 7,500 households and 32,000 plots in four major regions in Ethiopia that was collected during the 2010 main season.