Financing small-scale industry and agriculture in developing countries

the merits and limitations of "commercial" policies
  • 45 Pages
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  • English
World Bank , Washington, D.C
Finance -- Developing countries, Small business -- Developing countries -- Finance, Agriculture -- Developing countries -- Finance, Loans, Foreign -- Developing countries, Interest -- Developing coun


Developing countries., Developing coun

StatementDennis Anderson, Farida Khambata.
SeriesWorld Bank staff working papers,, no. 519, World Bank staff working paper ;, no. 519.
ContributionsKhambata, Farida.
LC ClassificationsHG195 .A5 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination45 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3488969M
ISBN 100821300075
LC Control Number82008659

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of agriculture in developing countries and the instruments available to address these needs. We examine the challenges in obtaining financing for agricultural investments, the role of different actors, and the options for governments to enhance the legal and policy environment of the financial system to support agricultural development.

Financing Small-scale Industry arnd Agriculture in Developing Countries The Merits and Limitations of "Commercial" Policies Dennis Anderson Development Economics Department Farida Khambata East Asia and Pacific Projects Department Development Economics Department East Asia and Pacific ProjecLO Department The World Bank Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

"Financing Small-Scale Industry and Agriculture in Developing Countries: The Merits and Limitations of "Commercial" Policies," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 33(2), pagesJanuary. Financial sector institutions in developing countries lend a disproportionately lower share of their loan portfolios to agriculture compared to the agriculture sector’s share of GDP.

On the other side, the growth and deepening of agriculture finance markets is constrained by a variety of factors which include: i) inadequate or ineffective. This paper first examines the changing size distribution of industry in developing countries by region and over time, and, by reference to firm-level surveys, it discusses the underlying causes.

The importance of markets generated by the growth of agriculture and rural incomes for the regional development of industry, both small- and large. During his career he has worked in agriculture and financial development in more than 50 countries, with 15 years of global experience in technical assistance, project management and research in rural and agricultural development finance and marketing.

He gained direct field experience working. micro finance banking as a strategy for small scale agricultural development in nigeria table of contents chapter one introduction - - - - - -.

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MICROFINANCE BANKING AS A STRATEGY FOR SMALL SCALE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study The revitalization of the agricultural sector has been the cornerstone of the government development policy.

This is aimed at moving the country quickly to self-sufficiency in. quence, large numbers of efficient small-scale activities, which employ the majority of the labor force in most developing countries, do not have access to institutional finance.

(2) The response of most govern-ments has been to set up special financing schemes for small-scale industry and agriculture, generally on a concessionary basis.

As dis. agriculture, creating a drag on developing countries‘ agricultural e xports. Inagricultural Inagricultural policies contributed 83 percent to the welfare cost of overall trade.

small-scale farming for a living with the sector providing most employment in the country and almost half of the GDP. Between and agriculture growth has more than trebled from to percent annually, and the portion of the rural population living below the poverty line has declined by 5 percent over the same period (GTZ.

Mobile phones to help 1. 7 million small-scale farmers increase production during COVID economic slowdown Some 1. 7 million small-scale farmers in Kenya, Nigeria and Pakistan will soon receive personalized agricultural advice through their mobile phones as a means to improve their incomes, food security and resilience to economic shocks caused by COVID, the International Fund for.


PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION 18 Executing Agency 18 Small-scale Horticulture Development Project. Most of the households that take advantage of the microfinance offers that are available in developing countries live in what would be considered “abject poverty.” This is defined as living on $ per day or less – though some definitions extend this amount to $2 per day or more.

SME‘s sector encountered second largest workforce after country‘s agriculture ―Problems of Small Scale Industries in in developing countries, finance is often considered as the main.

Brazil similarly increased agricultural research and development spending by 46 percent between and South Africa’s investment level is more erratic. But it’s still high compared to. In the US, agricultural workers make up a very small portion of the population, but agriculture employs anywhere between 50 percent and 90 percent of the population for farming in developing countries.

Of this percentage, small farmers are the most prevalent form of producers, making up percent of those working in agriculture. Agricultural advancement is necessary for improving the supply of raw materials for the agro-based industries especially in developing countries.

The shortage of agricultural goods has its impact upon on industrial production and a consequent increase in the general price level. It will impede the growth of the country’s economy.

AGRA undertakes demand driven Interventions that leverage donor, private sector, and government investments in agriculture.

AGRA areas of intervention include Seed Supply, fertiliser value chains, farmer awareness, Markets, finance and Capacity building. Potential grantees are identified through open and competitive processes. To examine the lending process to small scale industries and the attitude of the customers.

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To examine the lending process of lending to small scale industries, economic recovery and self reliance of the economy. Research Questions The critical appraisal to give answers to the following questions.

The extractive industries (EI) sector occupies an outsize space in the economies of many developing countries. Economists, public finance professionals, and policy makers working in such countries are frequently confronted with issues that require an in-depth understanding of the sector. Inadequate infrastructure within the continent remains an obstacle to small-scale farmers, the majority of whom live and farm in rural areas.

The lack of infrastructure does have a silver lining: it creates opportunities for investors who finance physical assets, which could potentially nudge Africa into an infrastructure development boom. This reality must be seriously addressed in agricultural and agro-industrial development policies at the national level.

Management, Finanace and Marketing Support Mechanisms.

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Another serious constraint to the development of a viable agro-industrial sector is the scarcity of financing and the low level of entrepeneurship and management training.

In these countries, we partner with public and private sector, as well as donors and other development partners in support of government national agriculture strategies: In Ethiopia, the Agricultural Development team has been investing in Ethiopia since Inwe partnered with the government to establish the Agricultural Transformation.

Agriculture in developing countries often is characterized by dual value chains operating in parallel for the same product: one informal or traditional, and the other formal or modern. Traditionally smallholders in agriculture have been starved of capital.

The traditional source of capital for smallholder farmers, the informal sector, has survived through decades, accommodating diverse needs of smallholders and rural poor people, and thus proving their tenacity and usefulness in rural settings.

New policies and financial instruments have been developed in the more recent. Agricultural development is one of the most powerful tools to end extreme poverty, boost shared prosperity and feed a projected billion people by Growth in the agriculture sector is two to four times more effective in raising incomes among the poorest compared to other sectors.

analyses found that 65% of poor working adults made a living through agriculture. Roell, ). The positive impact of agricultural growth on rural development was found to be strongest in countries where small farms dominated agriculture (Rosegrant & Hazell, ). Therefore, given widespread rural poverty and small-scale farming in Africa, the “conventional wisdom” supports a strong role for agriculture in African.

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2 (Jan., ): 1 agriculture and rural development In order to report efficiently on the objectives outlined in Chapter 3, they have been clustered into logical groupings and structured into, as outlined below.A list of Previous Value-Added Grant Recipients is also available.

To help you when applying for one of these grants, read Value-Added Development Grants: A Reviewer’s Perspective. How Successful was the Farm Bill's Value-Added Producer Grant Program? provides an assessment of the impact of this program on value-added agriculture.