Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 4, Issue 2,2006
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Strategy for resilience of micro-finance schemes serving the artisanal fishing sub-sector in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria


Emmanuel O. Eyo

Recieved Date: 2005-11-25, Accepted Date: 2006-03-28


This paper identifies strategies that would enhance the resilience of micro-credit schemes serving artisanal fishermen who operate under the condition of internal capital rationing in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The results show that encouraging more experienced fishermen with better management skills, who earn satisfactory net worth to become members of joint liability groups that benefit from the financial services of the micro credit institutions would be invaluable in ensuring success of the joint liability micro credit trials. This must be accompanied with educational programs that not only guarantee adequate publicity on available services and existing lending practices, but also impact positively on their attitude towards the use of credit.


Micro finance, capital rationing, artisanal fishermen

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2006
Volume: 4
Issue: 2
Category: Environment
Pages: 261-264

Full text for Subscribers

Note to users

The requested document is freely available only to subscribers/registered users with an online subscription to the Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment. If you have set up a personal subscription to this title please enter your user name and password. All abstracts are available for free.

Article purchasing

If you like to purchase this specific document such as article, review or this journal issue, contact us. Specify the title of the article or review, issue, number, volume and date of the publication. Software and compilation, Science & Technology, all rights reserved. Your use of this website details or service is governed by terms of use. Authors are invited to check from time to time news or information.

Purchase this Article:   20 Purchase PDF Order Reprints for 15

Share this article :