ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Small Farmer Development

Small Farmer Development Raj Krishna The economic philosophy which led up to the launching of the Small Farmer Development Agency (SFDA) scheme in 1971 is simply that special preferential arrangements are necessary for the supply of inputs to small farmers because the markets for inputs (and particularly credit which is the precondition for access to all material inputs and equipment) are imperfect and non-neutrpl. They discriminate systematically against the small producers both in respect of the quantity of inputs (credit) supplied to them as well as the price at which (or more generally the terms on which) they are made available to them in comparison with larger farmers.

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