DOI: 10.5176/2251-2012_QQE59

Authors: Valerien O. Pede, Justin D. McKinley, Raman Sharma and Anurag Kumar


This study used primary data, collected as part of the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) project to compare net returns and cost efficiency between farmers who are beneficiaries of the project to farmers who are not beneficiaries.Additionally, non-beneficiary farmers who use the promoted technologies from the project are compared to other non beneficiary farmers who do not use the promoted technologies.Propensity score matching is used to account for selection bias when comparing the outcomes of beneficiary and control groups.Results indicate higher return for project recipients as well as farmers who use the CSISA promoted resource-conserving technologies (RCTs).

Keywords: conservation agriculture; India; propensity scorematching; resource-conserving technologies; selection bias; zerotillage

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