THE ROLE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN CO-OPERATIVE FINANCING (A CASE STUDY OF NIGERIA AGRICULTURAL CO-OPERATIVE RURAL DEVELOPMENT BANK, IMO STATE BRANCH OFFICE)
The desire to make this humble contribution grew out of the to meet the fell need of promotion in Nigeria, this work has three potential aims
Firstly is to accreting the importance of co-operative to the national economy. Secondly is to determine the best method in promoting co-operative production. Thirdly, it solved them. Most countries of the world are studying very had to achieve the overall development of their countries they lend to adopt various development strategies. One common development strategy adopted by most development countries is diversifying of economy. This is more reason one co-operative like Nigeria should emphasis on co-operative production as means diversifying their economy they should not depend on oil alone to avoid an adverse unforeseen circumstance bearing this in mind, the writer of this book have emphasize on the best ways of encouraging farmers to continues with co-operative production through incentives and other necessary are that promote co-operative production.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page ——————————————— i
Table of contents————————————– vi
- Introduction————————————- 1
- Background of the study———————— 3
- Statement of the problem———————- 5
- Objective of the study————————– 6
- Scope and limitation of the study————– 7
- Research question—————————— 7
- Significance for the study———————- 8
- Definition of terms—————————– 8
- Historical development of co-operative——– 10
2.2 Roles of co-operative in National development– 17
2.3 Co- operative financing———————— 20
2.4 Government roles in co-operative financing — 25
2.5 Problems in financing of co-operative———- 27
- Research methodology ————————- 30
3.1 Research method and Design—————— 30
- Sample design———————————- 30
- Methods and sources of date—————— 31
- Procedure for processing data—————— 32
- Presentation and analysis of data————– 33
4.1 Presentation of data—————————– 33
- Analysis of data———————————- 39
- Discussion of interpretation——————— 40
- Summary conclusion and recommendation — 42
5.1 summary—————————————- 42
- Conclusion————————————– 43
- Recommendation—————————— 44
The choice of this topic, the role of the federal Government is co-operative financing can not be over liked at the present Economic situation of the country.
This is because of the fact that the issue of co-operative financing has reached all the likes and corners of Nigeria. The past and present regime emphasized on the best way of encouraging co-operation development through this does not mean that is needed for co-operative developments have been achieved. Rural and co-operative development has been strategies and plans in under way to articulate and executer of well to help improve the living standard of the rural population.
Development and economic growth is essential determine by the standard of living of both the rural and urban dwellers. We can not take of development and growth of Nigeria economy, neglecting the development of our rural one the experience and successes achieved by Israel, china, Tanzania and our spirits, interest enthusiasm and determination towards the development of our co-operative base. A well planned rural development is the answer to rural poverty ignorance superstition and congestion in city centers. A well articulated and planned rural condition to natural integrates co-operative development and economic growth. This will also create awareness and increase the economic standard of the rural population. And it eliminates such plagues as ignorance, poverty, poor standard of living and general backwardness associated with under development.
This issue of infrastructure development which pertinent to co-operative development will include out rural dwellers as long as the rural area are not developed. And one imagines what life electricity, pipe borne water, good road, networks, education facilities, viewing centers and other.
As this juncture, I wish to make it clear here that the Nigeria agricultural co-operative rural development bank (NACRDB) which I am studying renders both advisory and financial assistance to any farmer or group of farmers.
What (NACRDB) does includes
- identify the interested farmers
- Help them prepare feasibility study
- Know their problems
- Grant them loans (financial assistance)
- Advise farmers on the best project to embank on
In the introduction, I wish to mention that the NACRDB imo branch office has embarked on many programs to educate the farmer within and outside Imo on the best way to promote co-operative development.
- BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
- Co-operative agriculture is the growth of crops and raring of animals for human consumption. Crops include cash and food crops, seed, seedlings, it also includes those that engage in livestock, horticulture and orderly.
On the ether hand, timber production, forestry conservation etc. are branches of co-operative have on single origin, this is true in the economic history of other countries all over nature and creation as Nigeria existed. Agricultural has farmed and feed them selves, kept flack before the advert of western civilization
According to a famous book, encyclopedia Britannica nineteenth century scholars hypothesized four stages in man as co-operative development. These include.
- A savage stage in which all man were hunters and wanderers
- A Herdsmen, or normal stage during which the domesticated some animals
- A farming stage
- Civilization stage
Sources; encyclopedia Britannia vii (A) 1981 pg 304 Botanical, and archeological and zoological researchers have since attempted to determine when and where man first change from hunter wanderers to pasturage cost or agriculturalist. These scholars and research generalized their findings world wide with the generalized the writer assumed that the same should be case with the historical development of co-operative in Nigeria social economic wise took the same turn.