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Agriculture orientation index: Credit to agriculture, forestry and fishing

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Item: Credit to Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

Metric: Agriculture orientation index US$

Agriculture orientation index: Credit to agriculture, forestry and fishing FAO
A value greater than 1 means the agriculture sector receives a higher share of government spending relative to its economic value. A value less than 1 reflects a lower orientation to agriculture.
Source
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2023) – with major processing by Our World in Data
Last updated
March 14, 2024
Next expected update
March 2025
Date range
1991–2022

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The Credit to Agriculture dataset provides national data for over 130 countries on the amount of loans provided by the private/commercial banking sector to producers in agriculture, forestry and fishing, including household producers, cooperatives, and agro-businesses.

For some countries, the three subsectors of agriculture, forestry, and fishing are completely specified. In other cases, complete disaggregations are not available.

The dataset also provides statistics on the total credit to all industries, indicators on the share of credit to agricultural producers, and an agriculture orientation index (AOI) for credit that normalizes the share of credit to agriculture over total credit by dividing it by the share of agriculture in gross domestic product (GDP). As such, it can provide a more accurate indication of the relative importance that banking sectors place on financing the sector. An AOI lower than 1 indicates that the agriculture sector receives a credit share lower than its contribution to the economy, while an AOI greater than 1 indicates a credit share to the agriculture sector greater than its economic contribution.

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March 14, 2024
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Investment: Credit to Agriculture (2023).

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