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Field Before After
Status In Development Completed
Trial End Date February 28, 2017 April 11, 2017
Last Published August 23, 2016 09:12 AM November 29, 2017 11:55 AM
Intervention Completion Date August 27, 2016
Data Collection Complete Yes
Final Sample Size: Number of Clusters (Unit of Randomization) 241
Final Sample Size: Total Number of Observations 241
Final Sample Size (or Number of Clusters) by Treatment Arms 241/2
Public Data URL
Program Files Yes
Program Files URL
Data Collection Completion Date April 11, 2017
Is data available for public use? Yes
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Paper Abstract

Optimal decision making among the poor is often hampered by a lack of critical pieces of information, false beliefs or wrong perceptions. This paper investigates the role of information deficiencies in the decision to use modern inputs and adopt recommended agronomic practices among rice farmers in Uganda. Using field experiments, we tested whether the provision of technical information concerning the existence and use of modern inputs and practices affects awareness and adoption of these technologies as well as farm production. In addition, we tested whether providing information aimed at changing the perception of returns on such intensification investments leads to different outcomes.

Paper Citation

Van Campenhout, Bjorn; Walukano, Wilberforce; Nattembo, Fiona; Nazziwa-Nviiri, Lydia; and Blom, Jaap. 2017. The role of information in agricultural technology adoption: Experimental evidence from rice farmers in Uganda. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1684. Washington, D.C.

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