AN EXAMINATION OF THE ROLE OF CO-OPERATIVE THRIFT AND CREDIT SOCIETIES IN AGRICULTURAL FINANCING (A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED CO-OPERATIVE THRIFT AND CREDIT SOCIETIES IN ENUGU STATE)
In Nigeria, agriculture has remained the prime mover of the economy from pass government and individual attention have been focused to significantly improve the adequacy of the this sector.
In this prefect, efforts have been made to examine the role of the co-operative thrift and credit societies in the financing of agriculture in the nation. As a result of circumstances beyond the control of the researcher, selected co-operative societies in Enugu state has been chosen as a case study. Therefore, to arrive at a meaningful and dependable conclusion, a selection of co-operative societies in the state have been made and studied. It is believed that generalization would be made on the entire nation using the reseat arrived at in this research. The project is divided into five chapters to enhance understanding and comprehension. In chapter one an introduction of research was made. Among other things in this chapter, the objective of the study and testable hypothesis were established.
Chapter two concentrated on the literature review, here materials relating to the project topic were thoroughly examined. In chapter three which further on the design and methodology of the research the source and types of data
were established the technique for the presentation and analysis of the data were outlined.
In chapter four, the data so collected were presented on bar chart. The hypothesis were tested and analysis using the chi-square testing technique relationship were necessary established using the spear manâ€™s rank order correction co-efficient the perfect was finally concluded in chapter five.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.1BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
1.2STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
1.3OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
1.5SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
1.6SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
1.7DEFINITION OF TER
2.1 THE CONCEPT OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION IN
2.2 CO-OPERATIVES IN NIGERIA CONCEPT ORIGIN AND
2.2B. ORIGIN OF CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT IN NIGERIA
2.2C. ORIGIN OF CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT IN ENUGU STATE
2.3TYPES OF CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES IN ENUGU STATE
2.4PROBLEMS OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN ENUGU STATE.
2.5IMPORTANCE OF CREDIT TO FARMERS IN ENUGU STATE.
2.6PROBLEMS OF THE CO-OPERATIVES IN ENUGU STATE.
2.7RURAL BANKING SCHEME AND AGRICULTURAL FARMING.
2.8ANALYSIS OF CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES PERFORMANCE IN GRANTING CREDITS TO MEMBERS FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT.
2.9NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL AND CO-OPERATIVE BANK LIMITED (NACB).
3.0RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND DESIGN
3.2SOURCES OF DATA
3.2.1PRIMARY SOURCES OF DATA
3.2.2SECONDARY SOURCES OF DATA
3.6METHOD OF SAMPLE SELECTION
3.8METHOD OF DATA ANALYSIS
4.0DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
4.3DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTIC OF RESPONDENTS
ANALYSIS OF RESPONSES FROM OFFICIALS OF CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES.
4.4TEST OF HYPOTHESIS.
5.0 SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.2SUMMARY OF FINDINGS