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Enhancing smallholder access to agricultural machinery services : lessons from Bangladesh

Author: Mottaleb, K.A.
Author: Dil Bahadur Rahut
Author: Ali, A.
Author: Gerard, B.
Author: Erenstein, O.
Year: 2016
Descriptors: Smallholders
Descriptors: Farm equipment
Abstract: Resource poor smallholders in developing countries often lack access to capital goods such as farm machinery. Enabling adequate access through machinery services can thereby significantly contribute to food security and farm incomes. At the core of the service provision model is the lead farmer, who makes the initial investment in agricultural machinery, and provides services to others on a fee-for-service basis. Profiling the lead farmers can thereby provide important lessons and scaling implications. The present paper provides a case study of Bangladesh, using primary data to characterise the lead farmers. General education, credit availability and risk taking attitude play significant roles in whether or not a farm household will be a lead farmer in Bangladesh.
Language: English
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
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Type: Article
Country: Bangladesh
Place: United Kingdom
Journal: Journal of Development Studies
DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2016.1257116

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