O impacto do programa de microcrédito rural (Agroamigo) na melhoria das condições de vida das famílias beneficiadas no estado do Ceará: um estudo de caso

The main objective of the study is to verify the impact of program of small agricultural credit on the quality of life of the benefited families in the state of Ceara. The data was obtained through the application of questionnaires to the benefited families in the county of Quixada. Table, graphic and descriptive analysis were used to describe the collected data. The t-student, Tukey test and Kruskall-Wallis test were used to compare the mean values of selected variables and proportions of benefited and non benefited families were used, respectively. The employment per hectare cultivated is higher on the properties having cattle breeding and hog production activities financed by the credit program. The main of income of benefited and non benefited families is agriculture and retirement and pension, respectively. The average income per hectare cultivated is higher from hog production due to rapid returns as compare to cattle breeding and goat and sheep raising activities. The benefited and non benefited families have the average quality of life. The living condition, access to education and health facilities contributed the most in the formation of life quality index and leisure facilities contributed less in improving the quality of life of the benefited and non benefited families.


Variant title:
The impact of rural microcredit program (Agroamigo) in improving the living standards of beneficiary families in the state of Ceara: a case study
Issue Date:
2009
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/53849
Published in:
Revista de Economia e Agronegócio / Brazilian Review of Economics and Agribusiness, Volume 07, Number 1
Page range:
103-125
Total Pages:
22

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