Impact of agricultural finance in rural areas – case study Kosovo

Jehona Shkodra, Liridona Shkodra
Univeristy of Prishtina, Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary, Department of Agro-economy


Shkodra, J. & Shkodra, L. (2018). Impact of agricultural finance in rural areas – case study Kosovo. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science, 24(5), 737–741

This paper aims to provide the overall state of rural finance in the Kosovo region, its status, the impact of credit lending, the role of banking institutions and governance in rural finance expenditures, and the improvement, barriers, and challenges throughout the years. The objective measure of access to rural finance is variable which help as to measure credit lending and the portfolio level of agriculture credit to find managing in financial institution performance. Therefore, the results show that the banks give more access than micro finance institutions at summation of large loans for agriculture, but at other side banks give less compared to micro financial institutions at summation of small loans for agriculture.

Keywords: rural finances; access to finance; credit lending; Kosovo

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