The Impact of New Seed Varieties Programme on the Welfare of Rice Farmers in Indonesia: A Propensity Score Matching Approach
AbstractThe study examined rice farming in Indonesia on the welfare of farmers using Indonesia Family Life Survey (IFLS) 2014 as data source. Propensity Score Matching (PSM) is employed to see further differences in farmer welfare impacts to programme beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries of the new seed varieties programmes. The reveal that the new seed varieties programme is positively and significantly impactful on the welfare of farmers. Thus, innovative programmes in the agricultural sector must continue to be encouraged because of the implications of being able to improve the welfare of farmers. Then at the macro level it will help poverty alleviation programmes in Indonesia
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