Acceptance and repayment of agricultural credit in Lombok Indonesia: Farmers' perspectives

Sjah, S. J., Cameron, D. C. and Russell, I. (2003). Acceptance and repayment of agricultural credit in Lombok Indonesia: Farmers' perspectives. In: Proceedings: 14th International Farm Management Congress. 14th International Farm Management Congress, Burswood Convention Centre, Perth, W.A., (). 10-15 August 2003.

Author Sjah, S. J.
Cameron, D. C.
Russell, I.
Title of paper Acceptance and repayment of agricultural credit in Lombok Indonesia: Farmers' perspectives
Conference name 14th International Farm Management Congress
Conference location Burswood Convention Centre, Perth, W.A.
Conference dates 10-15 August 2003
Convener International Farm Management Association
Proceedings title Proceedings: 14th International Farm Management Congress
Place of Publication Cambridge, U.K.
Publisher International Farm Management Association
Publication Year 2003
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 92-9900381-5
Total pages 11
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper analyzes farmer decisions regarding acceptance and repayment of agricultural credit in Lombok, Indonesia. A survey was conducted during July 2001- March 2002 in Central Lombok, where the current KKP government credit scheme is provided to agricultural producers. Three villages within the regency were sampled, representing various repayment rates of government credit. Data were collected using face-to-face, semi-structured interviews with 65 farmers who had made use of government or other sources of agricultural credit. Capital possession was found to be the starting point for farmers’ decision-making in relation to credit use. As long as farmers had their own capital, they tended to avoid using credit, perceiving that credit from any source was risky. Farmers preferred to apply for government credit, rather than from private sources, because it had lower interest rates, a more suitable repayment schedule, and was considered less risky. In some situations however, private credit was preferred because of its simplicity and instant availability. In credit repayment, farmers’ behavior was strongly influenced by their capability, character, and motivations, and these factors could be inter-connected. The findings have some implications for credit distribution, monitoring, repayment collection, and education and extension for clients.
Subjects 070106 Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness
Keyword agricultural credit
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
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