The Effect of Producer Organizations on Farmer Performance

img_4347 Focus group led by COSA research partners in October 2015 with members of one of the producer organizations involved in the Kenya impact evaluation

Over the years, the Committee on Sustainable Assessment (COSA) has conducted dozens of experimental and quasi-experiment impact assessments in countries around the world.  COSA employs the most rigorous methodologies available to better understand the social, economic and environmental impacts of agriculture in the belief that credible evidence of what works and what does not will lead to more sustainable practices.  One of the ways that COSA pursues its goals is by conducting statistically significant surveys informed by detailed qualitative research that starts with development of a theory of change and is validated through wide-ranging stakeholder interviews.

We aimed to find out if Producer Organization (PO) management truly affects farmer performance in the way that typical theories of change hypothesize.1 Producer organizations, according to the FAO…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, Maiduguri as a lecture & a Researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I was Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) and now Director North East Zone NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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