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Research center of Embrapa/Collection: Área de Informação da Sede - Capítulo em livro técnico (INFOTECA-E)
Date Issued: 1984
Type of Material: Capítulo em livro técnico (INFOTECA-E)
Authors: ALVES, E. R. de A.
SCHUH, G. E.
Additional Information: ELISEU ROBERTO DE ANDRADE ALVES, DE-PR.
Title: The economic evaluation of the impact of extension programs: a suggested methodology and an application to ACAR in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Publisher: In: YEGANIANTZ, L. (Ed.). Brazilian agriculture and agricultural research. Brasília, DF: EMBRAPA-DDT, 1984. 307 p.
Pages: p. 75-97
Language: en
Keywords: Aplicacao
Application
Avaliacao
Economic
Evaluation
Metodologia
Minas Gerais.
Description: Agricultural development efforts quite frequently involve programs designed to extend knowledge to farm people through various kinds of extension programs. Yet, the basic methodology for evaluating such programs is not very well developed. The typical approach is to evaluate the impact of the extension service on various measures of physical productivity, or on other characteristics of technical change. This may involve the calculation of indices of partia1 and total productivity, andlor the collection of data on rates of adoption of new modern inputs or the use of new farm practices. One objective of the present paper is to suggest the application of a methodology which appears to have promise as a means of evaluating the impact of extension programs on a broader base. In addition the results of applying the methodology in a limited evaluation of the extension program of (ACAR), the extension agency for the State of Minas Gerais in Brazil, are also presented, as is a discussion of the implications of the results obtained.
Thesagro: Economia.
NAL Thesaurus: Brazil
methodology.
Data Documento: 2013-05-22
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