EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Estimating the impact of climbing bean adoption on bean productivity in Rwanda: Endogenous Switching Regression

Enid Katungi, Catherine Larochelle, Josephat Mugaboo and Robin Buruchara

No 246456, 2016 Fifth International Conference, September 23-26, 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE)

Abstract: This paper investigates the determinants of the decision to switch from cultivating bush to high yielding climbing beans and estimates the causal impact of adoption of climbing beans on productivity based a nationally representative sample of bean producing households. An endogenous switching regression model is used to account for the endogenous nature of adoption and accurately quantify the differences in productivity between climbing and bush bean technologies. Adoption of climbing bean varieties substantially increased over the past 15 years. Elevation, rainfall, and cropping systems are important determinants of adoption of climbing beans. Adoption of climbing beans increases productivity by 21 percent among adopters compared to 48 percent for non-adopters.

Keywords: Crop Production/Industries; Productivity Analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 34
Date: 2016-09
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr and nep-eff
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1)

Downloads: (external link)
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/246456/files/2 ... n%20productivity.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ags:aaae16:246456

DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.246456

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in 2016 Fifth International Conference, September 23-26, 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by AgEcon Search ().

 
Page updated 2024-05-08
Handle: RePEc:ags:aaae16:246456