Financing, Agricultural, Credit, Self-Help.


This paper examine the performance of Cooperative Societies in credit utilisation under the Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme (ACGSF) for ease of presentation, the paper is divided into five parts. Part Ideals with the establishment of Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme (ACGS). Part II focuses on the performance of Cooperative Societies under ACGS. Part III discusses the concept of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) Linkage Programme as an improved model in rural credit Administration. Part IV examines the problems and prospects of SGHs as viable channels of credit; while Part V contains some recommendations and conclusion.

Author Bio

The author is a staff of Central Bank of Nigeria.

Publication Title

CBN Bullion


No 4


Vol. 19



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