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Impact of Microcredit on Agricultural Farm Performance and Food Security in Bangladesh


Paper No:14

Author:Md. Abdul Wadud

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Pages:47

Microcredit is assumed to be likely to contribute both directly and indirectly to agricultural farm performance, farm output, poverty reduction and food security in Bangladesh. In this research, we study the impact of microcredit on farm performance, output and food security using farm level survey data from Rangpur, Dinajpur, Bogra and Rajsahahi districts of northern Bangladesh. The survey is conducted on 682 farms of which 450 are microcredit receivers and the rest 232 are microcredit non-receivers. We apply the Cobb-Douglas stochastic frontier and data envelopment analysis (DEA) along with inefficiency effects model and propensity score matching (PSM) techniques to assess the effects of microcredit on farm performance, output and food security.

 
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