Helping credit do its job- 在非洲，农村信贷发挥了极为重要的作用
Providing financial services is one of the key elements that can help farmers put their ideas into practice. Various organisations are involved in finance programmes, providing credit. Many of them, however, find it difficult to operate in distant villages, and to provide these services to small-scale farmers. Experience has shown that the provision of credit needs to be complemented with additional efforts – such as training on how to efficiently use the money which is made available. But the provision of credit can have very positive results, even if on a small scale. Some encouraging results have been seen in Burkina Faso, that may work in other settings as well.