PROMOTION AND IMPACT EVALUATION OF ICAR-IIWBR BARLEY VARIETY (DWRB 137) AT THE FARMERS FIELD

Last registered on December 06, 2021

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
PROMOTION AND IMPACT EVALUATION OF ICAR-IIWBR BARLEY VARIETY (DWRB 137) AT THE FARMERS FIELD
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0008665
Initial registration date
December 05, 2021

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
December 06, 2021, 10:53 AM EST

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research
PI Affiliation
ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research
PI Affiliation
ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research
PI Affiliation
ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research
PI Affiliation
ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research

Additional Trial Information

Status
On going
Start date
2020-11-01
End date
2025-10-31
Secondary IDs
ICAR-IIWBR and Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
Impact evidence of technologies constitutes a strong foundation for transparency as well as accountability in agricultural research. The robust evidence generated by impact evaluation studies serves as a basis for a higher level of innovation, extension, and technology promotion. This context, in fact, forms the rationale for the present experimental research and the project is proposed with the aim of promotion and impact evaluation of ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research (ICAR-IIWBR) released barley variety (DWRB 137) at the farmers’ field.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Khippal, Anil et al. 2021. "PROMOTION AND IMPACT EVALUATION OF ICAR-IIWBR BARLEY VARIETY (DWRB 137) AT THE FARMERS FIELD." AEA RCT Registry. December 06. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.8665
Sponsors & Partners

Sponsors

Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Barley variety (improved and latest): DWRB 137
Intervention Start Date
2020-11-03
Intervention End Date
2021-04-30

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
1. Yield (kg/acre) at farmers field
2. Net returns to the farmer (INR/acre)
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
Individual-level randomization of 94 barley-growing farmers (47 treatment and 47 control)
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization was done in the office by a computer
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
94
Sample size: planned number of observations
94
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
47 farmers in the treatment group and 47 farmers in the control group
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
Standardized Effect Size is 0.82 (kg/acre)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
ICAR-IIWBR Institute Research Council
IRB Approval Date
2020-10-29
IRB Approval Number
N/A