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3ie-LIDC Seminar Series: Why Targeting Matters: A Systematic Review of Farmer Field Schools Targeting

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 12:30 to 13:30
Upper Meeting Room (103), London International Development Centre, 36 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD
Daniel Phillips, Research Associate, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), London


This presentation reported on the findings of a mixed-methods systematic review that draws on content analysis, meta-analysis and meta-regression-analysis to explore how ‘Farmer Field Schools’ (FFS) are targeted and how this process affects programme participation and impact.

Farmer Field Schools are an adult education and agricultural extension approach designed to empower farmers, increase productivity and improve livelihoods.

Targeting is intended to ensure that limited resources are used efficiently and that a programme’s impacts on outcomes of interest are maximised.

Drawing on FFS programmes from around the world, the presentation examined how these programmes are targeted, whether the targeting works (do programmes reach their intended beneficiaries) and whether targeting affects outcomes of interest.

Read the publication here

About the speaker

Daniel works as a Research Associate on 3ie's Systematic Reviews Programme in London. 

Prior to this he has worked for the International Labour Organisation and Cancer Research UK.

Daniel holds an MSc in International Public Policy and a BSc in History with Spanish, both from University College London.

This seminar was part of the 3ie-LIDC Seminar Series 'What works in International Development'

Download the Powerpoint presentation

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