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.
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Volume (Year): 21 (1977)
Issue (Month): 1 (04)
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- Ruttan, Vernon W., 1973. "Induced Technical and Institutional Change and the Future of Agriculture," 1973 Conference, August 19-30, 1973, SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil 181215, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
- Davidson, Bruce Robinson & Martin, Brian Robert, 1965. "The Relationship Between Yields On Farms And In Experiments," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 9(02), December.
- Schultz, Theodore W, 1975. "The Value of the Ability to Deal with Disequilibria," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 13(3), pages 827-46, September.
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