Agricultural Finance and Credit Infrastructure in Transition Economies

Agricultural Finance and Credit Infrastructure in Transition Economies

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24 Sep 2001
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- What has been achieved in rural finance and institutional reform during more than a decade of transition and what challenges remain? - What are the special needs of South Eastern European countries to attract agricultural credit and finance to their troubled agro-food sectors? - What should be the role of governments to facilitate the development of sustainable rural finance and credit systems? - How should the banking sector innovate to respond to significant transformations in farm ownership and production structure? - What are the advantages and perspectives of rural credit co-operatives? - What is the role of trade and manufacturer credit? - Can micro-finance be successful in helping to reduce rural credit constraints and stimulate rural development? These are some of the issues addressed in the proceedings of the OECD expert meeting: "Agricultural Finance and Credit Infrastructure in Transition Economies", held in Portoroz, Slovenia on 29-30 May 2001. Over 90 participants, including policy makers, government officials, bankers, agro-business, independent experts, and academics from 22 countries and international organisations focused on the special issues in this sector for South Eastern Europe, Russia and Ukraine. This book is part of the OECD's ongoing co-operation with non-Member economies around the world.

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Executive Summary
Session I. Overview of Agricultural Finance and Credit in Transition Economies
Results of the Expert Meeting on Agricultural Finance and Credit Infrastructure in Transition Countries by Fujiki Hayashi
-An Overview of Agricultural Credit Instruments, Institutions, and Challenges in Bulgaria, Romania, and Slovenia by Michael Ryan
-Public Policy and Preconditions for Sustainable Rural Finance Systems by J. D. Von Pischke
-Agricultural Finance and Institutional Reforms in Transition Economies: The 1990s and Challenges Ahead by Ulrich Koester
-Agricultural Finance and Institutional Reforms in Bulgaria by Lena Roussenova and Dimiter Nenkov
-Farm Debt in the CIS: Multi-Country Study of Major Causes and Proposed Solutions by Csaba Csaki and Zvi Lerman
-Large Farm Debt in the Ukraine by David Sedik
Session II. Private and Cooperative Banking for the Agricultural Sector and Rural Areas
Agricultural and Rural Cooperative Banking: EU Experience and Lessons for Emerging Markets by Gerard van Empel
-Multi-Service Cooperative Financing and Other Facilities of Agri-Financing: Japan's Experience by Tamotsu Kawamura
-Romanian Banc Agricola: Agony and Ecstasy by Eugen Radulescu
-Agricultural Credit Cooperation in Slovenia: Lessons from the Past and Strategy for the Future by Franci Avsec and Tomaz Sila
Session III. Informal Credit for the Agricultural Sector and Rural Areas
The Role of Trade Credit and Foreign Direct Investment in Improving the Agricultural Finance Situation in Transition Countries by Johan Swinnen and Hamish Gow
-Equity Financing for Women by Astra Michels
-Financing Agriculture through Vertical Integration: The Case of Hungary by Tamas Szekelyhidi
-The Role and Development of Informal and Cooperative Financial Channels in Albanian Agriculture by Hamish Gow, Zef Preci and Drini Salko
-The Experience of Rural Micro-Credit in North-West Russia by Renata Yanbykh
-Hidden Credits in the Agro-Food System in the Czech Republic: A Farmer's Point of View by Mical Pospisil
Country Notes
-Croatia by Jasna Mikulecky and Vesna Matijasevic
-Romania by Experts from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry
-Russia by Renata Yanbykh
-Slovenia by Dusan Vujadinovic
-Ukraine by Olga Kovalenko and Inna Chapko
List of Participants

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