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Volumen 14, Número 2. Abr-Jun 2017

FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE ACCESS TO AGRICULTURAL AND LIVESTOCK EXTENSION IN PERU : IN SEARCH FOR MORE INCLUSIVE MODELS

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With the aim of evaluating the access to extension services in Peru, after the processes of privatization and decentralization which the country underwent, an analysis of the results of the National Agricultural and Livestock Census from 2012 was performed, using also a multivariate method (algorithm of classification tree – CHAID), with the objective of determining the profile of the producers who receive extension services in function of different predictive variables. It was found that 10.2 % of the agricultural and livestock producers in the country have access to extension services and that the most important provider of such services is the private sector. It was determined that an agricultural surface larger than 5 ha, associationism, and access to credit are the factors most frequently related with access to extension services, showing in the profile of the producer who receives extension work its connection to commercial agriculture. It is concluded that the changes stirred up by extension work in Peru have not managed to improve access to them, particularly at the level of small-scale producers, and also verifying with this the need for a change in approach which, strengthening new actors and using more flexible models, make it increasingly more inclusive.

Palabras clave: commercial agriculture, technical assistance, decentralization, small-scale farmers, privatization.

Volumen 14, Número 2

Volumen 14, Número 2
Abr-Jun 2017


Director

Said Infante Gil


Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde


Comité Asesor Editorial Interno

Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
Pilar Alberti Manzanares
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