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This study examines the impact of the adoption of New Rice for Africa varieties(NERICAs) on income and poverty among Nigerian rice farming households. It usedinstrumental variables estimators to estimate the Local Average Treatment Effect(LATE) of adopting NERICA on income and poverty reduction, using the crosssectionaldata of 481 farmers from the upland, lowland and irrigated rice ecologies The findings reveal a robust, positive and significant impact of NERICA variety adoption on farm household income and welfare measured by per capita expenditure and poverty reduction. The empirical results suggest that adoption of NERICA varieties helped raise household per capita expenditure and income by averages of 49.1% and 46.0%, respectively, thereby reducing the probability of adoptive households falling below the poverty line. The study suggests that increased investment in NERICA dissemination, with complementary measures, is a reasonable policy instrument to raise incomes and reduce poverty among rice farming households.

Keywords: impact ; NERICA varieties ; income ; poverty ; local average treatment effect ; Nigeria

Subject(s): Food Security and Poverty

Production Economics

Issue Date: 2011

Publication Type: Journal Article

DOI and Other Identifiers: ISSN 0049-8599 (Other)

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/155535 Published in: Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, Volume 50, Number 3 Page range: 267-291

Total Pages: 25

JEL Codes: C13; O33; Q12; Q16

Series Statement: Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 50 (2011)

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Record appears in: Humboldt University of Berlin > Department of Agricultural Economics > Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture





Autor: Nguezet, Paul Martin Dontsop ; Diagne, Aliou ; Okoruwa, Victor Olusegun ; Ojehomon, Vivian

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/155535?ln=en







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