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Meeting small farm sector credit needs: a study of formal and informal credit markets in Cameroon

Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 37(3): 201-221

Meeting small farm sector credit needs: a study of formal and informal credit markets in Cameroon

This study examines the nature of small farmer credit needs and ability of formal and informal financial institutions to supply those needs. Data were collected in the North West Province of Cameroon. Information was obtained from a sample of eight credit unions (formal financial institutions), six Njangis (informal financial institutions), 52 farmers borrowing from credit unions, and 55 farmers borrowing from Njangis.

Accession: 003198886

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