Comparative Analysis of Applications and Disbursements of Loans to Beneficiaries by Bank of Agriculture in Anambra State, Nigeria
International Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2019, Pages: 195-200
Received: May 21, 2019; Accepted: Jun. 29, 2019; Published: Aug. 5, 2019
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Isibor Annunciata Chinwe, Department of Agricultural Economics & Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra, Nigeria
Nkamigbo Darlington Chineze, Department of Agricultural Technology, School of Agriculture and Related Discipline, Anambra State Polytechnic, Mgbakwu, Nigeria
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The study investigated the comparative analysis of loan applications and disbursements to large and small scale farmer beneficiaries of Bank of Agriculture from 2010-2016 in Anambra State, Nigeria. The specific objectives were to ascertain the socio-economic characteristics of the large and small scale farmer beneficiaries, to estimate the total amounts of applications and disbursements to large and small farmer beneficiaries of BOA loans and constraints militating against loan administration by BOA staff. A multistage sampling procedure involving purposive and random sampling methods were used to select 256 respondents for the study. Data were collected from both primary and secondary sources. Primary data were collected using two sets of questionnaire; one for the farmers and the other for the bank officials while secondary data were sourced from loan transaction records in the headquarters and branch offices of BOA in the State. Collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics technique. Findings indicated that the large scale farmers were more advanced in age, more educated, had higher years of farming experience, number of persons in the household and number of males among them than the small scale farmers, who, however, were better at repayment. Majority (60.00%) of applications and 60.33% of disbursements to the large scale farmers were for poultry and fish production while the small scale farmers’ most (53.28%) applications and disbursements (53.26%) were for the production of crops. The most serious constraints to loan administration by the bank staff were low repayment rate, inadequate fund for lending, insufficient staff for credit administration, inadequate collateral provision and loan diversion by beneficiaries. The provision of more funds, more skilled staff, and adequate logistics to the BOA by government, timely disbursed of approved amount, minimization of bureaucratic procedure involved in the administration of the facilities by the BOA and formation of more cooperative groups by the beneficiaries were recommended.
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Isibor Annunciata Chinwe, Nkamigbo Darlington Chineze, Comparative Analysis of Applications and Disbursements of Loans to Beneficiaries by Bank of Agriculture in Anambra State, Nigeria, International Journal of Agricultural Economics. Vol. 4, No. 5, 2019, pp. 195-200. doi: 10.11648/j.ijae.20190405.11
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