THE IMPACT OF SUPERVISED CREDIT PROGRAMMES ON TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IN DEVELOPING AGRICULTURE

Restrictions on input use frequently accompany the granting of institutional credit to farmers in developing agriculture. A general economic framework is suggested to analyze the net social benefits of such a policy. The paper discusses the potential for manipulating the policy variables to foster more rapid adoption of new agricultural technology. An empirical analysis of the impact of a supervised credit programme in Guatemala on farm performance and farmer decision-making is presented.


Issue Date:
1977-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/22992
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/22992
Published in:
Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 21, Number 1
Page range:
1-12
Total Pages:
12




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