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Is Micro-Finance Achieving Its Goal Among Smallholder Farmers in Africa? Empirical Evidence from Kenya Using Propensity Score Matching

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Dr. George Owuor is an Agribusiness Specialist

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  • Owuor, George, 2009. "Is Micro-Finance Achieving Its Goal Among Smallholder Farmers in Africa? Empirical Evidence from Kenya Using Propensity Score Matching," 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China 51470, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
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