English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: Micro-lending for small farmers in Bangladesh Rashid, Shahidur; Sharma, Manohar; Zeller, Manfred

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  • Micro-lending for small farmers in Bangladesh
Author
  • Rashid, Shahidur
  • Sharma, Manohar
  • Zeller, Manfred
Physical Description
  • preprint
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  • Bangladesh. ,Microfinance. ,South Asia. ,Credit Bangladesh. ,Small farmers. ,Land use Economic aspects. ,Households Bangladesh. ,Micro-credit programs. ,Selection bias. ,Access to credit. ,Credit limit. ,Land allocation decision. ,
  • RePEc:fpr:mssddp:45
  • It has been long hypothesized that lack of access to credit is the main reason why, despite higher profitability of High Yielding Varieties (HYVs), farmers in developing countries continue to allocate a portion of their land to traditional crop varieties. The empirical testing of this hypothesis has generated a large body of literature with differing conclusions. This paper re-examines the issue in the context of a specially designed group-based lending program for small farmers in Bangladesh, who neither have access to formal sources of credit nor do they qualify to become members of other micro-credit organizations. Two measures of access to credit, credit limit and amount borrowed at a given point in time, are used to analyze the determinants of farm households' land allocation decision. Under a variety of model specifications, formulated within Heckman's two-step method, the results show that credit limits from the lending programs and informal sources are significant determinants of small farmers' decision to cultivate HYV. Authors' abstract.
  • Microfinance. ,Micro-credit programs ,South Asia. ,Credit Bangladesh. ,Small farmers. ,Land use Economic aspects. ,Households Bangladesh. ,Micro-credit programs. ,Selection bias. ,Access to credit. ,Credit limit. ,Land allocation decision. ,
  • RePEc:fpr:mtiddp:45
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  • English
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