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Journal of Applied Sciences
Year: 2008  |  Volume: 8  |  Issue: 23  |  Page No.: 4455 - 4459

Effect of Credit Accessibility of Farmers on Agricultural Investment and Investigation of Policy Options in Khorasan-Razavi Province

M.R. Kohansal, M. Ghorbani and H. Mansoori    

Abstract: The aim of this study is investigating the effect of credit accessibility of farmers on agricultural investment and policy options in Khorasan Razavi Province of Iran. This study was done on 133 farmers of credit used group from totally 177 farmers of study that received loan from agricultural bank by Logit model. Results of estimated Logit model showed that the number of installments has the most importance in investment of received credit by farmers and then farm land and previous investment have more importance. In addition, effect of policy changes on investment indicated that applying three options of number of installment, cultivated land area and previous investment, simultaneously have the most effect on investment probability. According to results, attention to policy variables in investment for increasing productivity and decreasing of poverty in agricultural sector suggested.

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