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Small-holder credit: Roles of farmers, government and private sector

Small-holder credit: Roles of farmers, government and private sector

Gordon, Ann (1999) Small-holder credit: Roles of farmers, government and private sector. [Working Paper]

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Abstract

The project purpose was to develop and promote efficient and effective crop marketing and credit systems. It focused on the use of credit to improve access by resource-poor farmers to productivity-enhancing purchased farm inputs. Two cotton input credit schemes were studied in detail, both still in a state of evolution and development. Each has coverage far in excess of any other formal sources of credit available to smallholders (60,000 farmers in Zimbabwe and 300,000 farmers in Uganda). They are particularly interesting, moreover, because both are private sector initiatives, and the Uganda example has especially strong poverty focus.

Item Type: Working Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: smallholder credit, farmers, government, private sector, post-harvest, marketing, credit, poor, rural, poverty, agriculture, Zimbabwe, Uganda, micro-finance
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
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Last Modified: 16 Jun 2016 14:44
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11515

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