Where Is the Risk? Is Agricultural Banking Really More Difficult than Other Sectors?

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Banks and other financial institutions have been extremely reluctant to engage in rural finance – and even more so in agricultural finance – for a number of reasons. The remoteness of rural clients coupled with poor rural infrastructure and lack of branch networks imply a high cost of service delivery and, as a result, profitability is assumed to be low.


Financial Institution Credit Risk Small Farmer Political Risk Production Risk 
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