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International Journal of Ecology and Development Research

Role of Banks on Agricultural Development in Bangladesh

Md. Nazirul Islam Sarker*

*Department of Agricultural Extension Education, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.

Email: nazirul2012@gmail.com, Phone: +8801816739039

Accepted 20 June, 2016.

Citation: Sarker MNI (2016). Role of Banks on Agricultural Development in Bangladesh. International Journal of Ecology and Development Research, 1(1): 010-015.

 

Copyright: © 2016 Sarker MNI. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.

Abstract

The aim of this study is to determine the role of banks on agricultural development. Agricultural development is determined in respect of crops, purchase and installation of irrigation equipment, livestock, marketing of agricultural goods, fisheries, poverty alleviation and income generating activities. A total number of 50 respondents were interviewed through semi-structure interview schedule for obtaining primary data. Secondary data was collected from annual reports of Bangladesh Bank during period from 2010 to 2014. The disbursement of agricultural credit on crop production is increased up to Tk. 71.31 billion in 2014 from Tk.33.19 billion in 2010. Subsequently, the disbursement of agricultural credit on purchase and installation of irrigation equipment, crop production, marketing of agricultural goods, fisheries are changed significantly with time. The credit on poverty alleviation increased up to Tk. 18.64 billion in 2014 from Tk.13.61 billion in 2010. The result indicates that bank plays on a significant role on agricultural development in Bangladesh. Timely flow of agricultural credit can meet farmers demand to ensure agricultural productivity. The study will help governmental policy makers and NGOs to address and analyze the issues of agricultural sector to provide loan to the farmers for promoting actual development in this sector.

Keywords: Agricultural Credit, agricultural development, poverty alleviation, crop production, fisheries, Bangladesh.