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Parasite Programme Poster

Parasite Programme Poster

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Powerpoint lunch seminar CSA by Marc Schut

PDF of powerpoint presentation Marc Schut

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Powerpoint lunch seminar KTI by Marc Schut

Powerpoint presentation used during lunch seminar for the Knowledge, Technology and Innovation Group given by Marc Schut

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MSc-research presentation Djoeke Langeloo

PDF of Powerpoint presentation MSc-research Djoeke Langeloo

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Tanzania National and Zonal Agricultural Research Priorities

Tanzania National and Zonal Agricultural Research Priorities - updated December 2011.

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Determinants of diffusion and adoption of improved technology for rice parboiling in Benin

Summary – The widespread use of traditional rice-parboiling methods in Benin leads to poor quality of final rice. To address this problem, the national agricultural research institute of Benin and Africa Rice Center have developed improved rice parboiling technology. An educational video developed by AfricaRice was used for it diffusion. Women have expressed high interest in the use of the technology and have reported that it helps increase the quality of their final rice despite its’ relatively high cost. This paper uses the Average Treatment Effect (ATE) framework and data collected from 200 women rice parboilers in central Benin to estimate the actual and potential adoption rates of this technology and the determinants of its diffusion and adoption. 85% of the sampled women were exposed to the technology in 2008. With this incomplete diffusion, the actual adoption rate is 67%, whereas the potential adoption rate is estimated to be 75%. “Being member of a parboilers association’’ and “Participation in video training” are positively associated with knowledge and adoption of this technology. This indicates that support and promotion of women parboilers associations is a means to increase technology uptake and access and video-supported training is an extension tool to promote agricultural technology awareness and adoption. Keywords: technology adoption, diffusion, rice parboiling, Average Treatment Effect, Benin

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PPT postdoc seminar Marc Schut AfricaRice, Tanzania

Powerpoint presentation given by Marc Schut during the seminar at AfricaRice in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania on 15 June 2012.

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Tanzanian Striga rules for Plant Protection Act of 1997

The Tanzanian government has developed specific declaration and control of Striga rules within its Plant Protection Act of 1997. It contains amongst descriptions of the duties of inspectors and officers, the obligation to report Striga, and offences and penalties. For the full text of the Plant Protection Act of 1997 use this URL: http://www.kilimo.go.tz/legislation%20and%20regulations/legislations/Plant%20Protection%20Act,%201997.pdf.

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PPT Stephen Sherwood

PPT Stephen Sherwood, presented during the Parasite postdoc seminar on 25 May 2012

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PPT Marc Schut postdoc research seminar 25 May 2012

PPT Marc Schut, presented during the postdoc seminar on 25 May 2012

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