ABSTRACT The study was designed to analyze credit access and performance of small scale agrobased enterprises in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. A multi-stage sampling technique was adopted in selecting 264 and 96 agro-based enterprises that accessed informal and formal credit respectively, through the use of structured questionnaire and oral interview. A total of 360 respondents were selected and used for the study. Socio-economic characteristics of the enterprises were described using descriptive statistical tools such as percentages, means and frequencies. The logit model was used to examine enterprise characteristics that had significant influence on informal and formal credit access by small scale agro-based enterprises. The Heckman model was used to examine the factors affecting informal and formal credit amount accessed. The Poisson regression model was employed to examine the factors affecting frequency of informal or formal credit access by the enterprises. Current ratio and return on capital were employed to examine the performance of enterprises that borrowed from informal and formal credit markets in the area. Separate treatment of Informal and Formal Credit served to identify the similarities and differences between the credit source concerning the determinants of credit access, amount of credit accessed, frequency of access, credit default and financial performance of the enterprises. The results showed that 60.13% of small scale agro-based enterprises had access to the informal credit market, whereas only 21.86% had access to formal credit market. Enterprise age (p
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ASUQUO, UBON "Credit Access and the Performance of Small Scale Agrobased Enterprises in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria" Afribary. Afribary, 26 Oct. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/credit-access-and-the-performance-of-small-scale-agrobased-enterprises-in-the-niger-delta-region-of-nigeria. Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.
ASUQUO, UBON . "Credit Access and the Performance of Small Scale Agrobased Enterprises in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria". Afribary, Afribary, 26 Oct. 2022. Web. 21 Mar. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/credit-access-and-the-performance-of-small-scale-agrobased-enterprises-in-the-niger-delta-region-of-nigeria >.
ASUQUO, UBON . "Credit Access and the Performance of Small Scale Agrobased Enterprises in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria" Afribary (2022). Accessed March 21, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/credit-access-and-the-performance-of-small-scale-agrobased-enterprises-in-the-niger-delta-region-of-nigeria