Impact Evaluation of Farmer Field Schools 1991-1999
The authors evaluate the impact of farmer field schools, an intensive participatory training program emphasizing integrated pest management. Their evaluation focuses on whether participation in the program has improved yields and reduced pesticide use among graduates and their neighbors who may have gained knowledge from graduates through informal communications. The authors use panel data covering the period 1991-99 in Indonesia. Their analysis, employing a modified "difference-in-differences" model, indicates that the program did not have significant effects on the performance of graduates and their neighbors. The authors discuss several plausible explanations for this outcome and suggest recommendations for improvements.
Kind of data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Dataset used for: Feder, Gershon, Rinku Murgai, and Jaime Quizon, "Sending Farmers Back to School - The Impact of Farmer Field Schools in Indonesia", World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Number 3022, May 2003.
This dataset is presented with the kind permission of the Center for Agricultural Socio-Economic Research (CASER), Bogor, Indonesia
Unit of analysis
Household / Village
Producers and sponsors
Indonesian Center for Agro-Socioeconomic Research (CASER), Gershon Feder, Rinku Murgai and Jaime B. Quizon
Dates of collection
Mode of data collection
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the Identification of the Primary Investigator
- the title of the survey (including acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
Indonesian Center for Agro-Socioeconomic Research (CASER) et al.. Impact Evaluation of Farmer Field Schools (FFS) 1991-1999. Ref. IDN_1999_FSS_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from www.microdata.worldbank.org on [date].
Disclaimer and copyrights
The findings, inteipretations, and conclusions expressed in this study are entirely those of the authors. They do not necessarily represent the vimw of the World Bank, its Executive Directors, or the countries they represent.