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Assessing the effectiveness of rural credit policy on the adoption of integrated crop-livestock systems in Brazil

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Author(s):
Carrer, Marcelo Jose [1] ; Maia, Alexandre Gori [2] ; Brandao Vinholis, Marcela de Mello [3] ; de Souza Filho, Hildo Meirelles [4, 1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Fed Univ Sao Carlos UFSCar, Dept Prod Engn, Rod Washington Luis Km 235, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Econ, UNICAMP, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] EMBRAPA, Brazilian Agr Res Corp, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[4] Fed Univ Sao Carlos UFSCar, Dept Prod Engn, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: LAND USE POLICY; v. 92, MAR 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

This study analyzes the effectiveness of rural credit policy to increase the adoption of ICLS. Analyzes are based on a survey with 175 farmers in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Our estimates suggest that rural credit has positive and relevant impacts on the adoption of ICLS. In turn, the adoption of these systems may also involve investments in fixed capital and increases in operational costs, which create additional demand for rural credit. Other factors, such as access to extension policy, production scale, ex-ante perceptions, and market infrastructure also explain ICLS adoption. The access to rural credit policy is also determined by dependence on farm income, farmer's perception of transaction costs, and supply of credit in the municipality. The study finally discusses important implications for the devising of rural credit policies and the diffusion of sustainable production systems in developing countries. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/16793-5 - Determinants of adoption of integrated production system at livestock farm level in the State of São Paulo
Grantee:Marcela de Mello Brandão Vinholis
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants