Del Pozo: Cct and agricultural credit

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This presentation is part of the programme of the International Seminar "Social Protection, Entrepreneurship and Labour Market Activation: Evidence for Better Policies", organized by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG/UNDP) together with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Colombian Think Tank Fedesarrollo held on September 10-11 at the Ipea Auditorium in Brasilia.



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Del Pozo: Cct and agricultural credit

  1. 1. Social protection, entrepreneurship and labor market activation; International Seminar and Policy Forum. The impact of linking conditional cash transfers to agricultural credit on productive assets accumulation of rural households in Peru Cesar Del Pozo Brasilia, September 10th – 11th 2014
  2. 2. Motivation and Research questions CCT´s can have effects on agricultural outcomes (Todd et al. 2010; Gertler et al. 2006); CCT´s can reduce liquity constraints, CCT´s are a relevant, stable and regular source of non-labor income, CCT´s can serves as a form of colateral for credit. Credit can increase income- generating activities and can improve assets position of poor households (Karlan et al., 2007: Banerjee et al., 2009; Dong et al., 2010). • Can CCT´s increase the stock of productive assets of rural and poor households in Peru? • Can the linking of CCT´s to agricultural credit improve assets position of rural and poor households in Peru? • Wich is the magnitude of these impacts? • The linking of CCT´s to agricultural credit is a valid public policy option to promote rural development?
  3. 3. Context background Programa Juntos: relevant policy instrument to poverty alleviation in Peru: • Start in 2005 • Operating at national level, mainly in rural areas • Covers around 700000 households • Fixed transfers UDS 71 bimonthly for at least 4 year. • Conditionals: use of health services, school asistance. • Targeting mechanism poor distritcs and poor households. Agricultural credit • Lack access to credit by rural households: 8% of total rural producers has credit • Several types of credit lenders: informal, private banks, public bank (Agrobanco), Microfinance Institutions • Microfinace Institutions are the most relevant credit provider (66%)
  4. 4. Methodology: empirical challenges • Juntos’ was not randomly assigned • Credit access is a endogenous decision of households • Programa Juntos is not formarly linked with any credit program at national level • The linking of CCT´s to agricultural credit is based on own decisions of rural households. • In households surveys does not exist enough information about productive assets or agricultural credit. • Census data is available.
  5. 5. Methodology: data and variables Data: • Agricultural Census: 1994 and 2012 • Around 2 million farming households. Dependent variables: • Agricultural assets: cultivated, land, rrrigated land, rate of cultivated land over total land, rate of irrigated land over cultivated land, accumulation of productive equipment, productive infraestructure. • Livestock assets: number of cows, number of sheeps, small animals (guinea pigs «cuyes»), poultry. Independent variables: • Household belong to CCTP in Peru: Programa Juntos. • Household has agricultural credit by type of credit lender. • Socioeconomics and geographical characteristics at district and household level.
  6. 6. Methodology: identification strategy Explore targeting rules of Programa Juntos 0 .01 .02 .03 Distritos no coberturados Distritos coberturados Target, Untreated Target, treated 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Incidencia Graphs by Distritos coberturados por el Programa Juntos Districts with a Poverty headcount index > 40% is useful to identify poor districts that are not yet incorporated by Juntos. It is caused by unobservables (assumed exogenous).
  7. 7. Methodology: identification strategy How deal with endogenous decisions of rural household about agricultural credit? In this study, I categorizing rural households based on they agricultural credit decisions: Programa Juntos status Did not request agricultural credit Yes they request agricultural credit (and obtain it) Target, treated Beneficiaries of CCT´s without credit Beneficiaries of CCT´s with credit Target, untreated Non-beneficiaries without credit Non-beneficiaries with credit
  8. 8. Methodology: identification strategy Final sample is aprox. 400.000 rural households in 561 target districts: • 450 target, treated districts: 300.000 households (treatment group) • 111 target, untreated districts: 100.000 households (control group) Baseline 1994, “Middleline” 2012 • Panel data at district level • Pooled cross-sectional data at household level
  9. 9. Methodology: quasi-experimental approach Technical note: to improve comparison among districts and rural household I apply a Propensity Score Matching in both districts and household level to replicate targeting process and to reduce initial observable differences. Them, I apply a Differences in Differences model: ௖ + ߜ௧ + ߙ−௝௨௡௧௢௦−௖௥௘ௗ௜௧௢ሺ௜,௝ ܻ௜,௝,௧ = ௝ + ߛ௜,௝ ௖ ∗ ௧ሻ + ܺ௜,௝,௧ ′ ߚ + ௜,௝,௧ C is the households’ decision about agricultural credit: C=0, Did not request agricultural credit C=1, Yes they request agricultural credit (and obtain it) C=2…5, credit by lender type (informal credit, private banks, public bank, Microfinance Institutions)
  10. 10. Dependent variables Mean Average Treatment Effects on the treated (ATT) • CCT increase cultivated land • CCT+Credit increase cultivated land, increase poultry, and generate a type of assets specialization • CCT or CCT+credit no effects on productive equipment and/or productive infraestructure Results 1: Average Effects C=0 C=1 Informal credit Private banks Public banks MFI Cultivated land 2.06 0.33*** 0.64*** 0.57 -0.04 0.98*** 0.73** Cow 2.5 0.04 -0.75*** 0.37 -0.66 -0.19 -1.20*** Sheep 5.97 -0.54 -1.37* -0.56 -1.89 -2.60* -0.12 Small animals 5.62 0.34 1.08 2.95 0.20 0.73 0.24 Poultry 7.52 1.32 3.92*** 7.49*** 5.41*** 4.98*** 1.98*** Obs 345931 22043 1095 2169 5126 11810 ***, ** and *; denote significancy at 1%, 5% and 10%, respectively Source: Own estimations
  11. 11. Results 1.1: Effects by gender Average Treatment Effects on the treated (ATT) on female household head C=0 C=1 Public banks Dependent variables • CCT reduce cultivated land and the acumulation of small animals if household head is female. • CCT+Credit no effects if household head is female. MFI Cultivated land -0.12*** 0.11 0.03 -0.22 Small animals -0.77*** -0.82 1.76 0.53 Poultry -0.70 -1.93 -2.11 2.54 Obs 345931 22043 5126 11810 ***, ** and *; denote signi ficancy at 1%, 5% and 10%, respectively Source: Own estimations
  12. 12. Technical note: I apply an additional empirical approach to estimate the impact of agricultural credit on beneficiaries of Programa Juntos. For deal with edogenous decision of access to credit employ a IV approach. First stage (Stiglitz y Weis, 1981; Carter y Olinto, 2000; Guirkinger et al., 2007; Cámara et al., 2013): access to agricultural credit dependent of credit supply at local level (both offices and «cajeros corresponsales»), own land, entrepreneurship trainning, technical assistance (+). Educational level, age of household head, gender of household head (female), isolation, population density and altitude (-). Second stage: Results 2: The impact of agricultural credit on Juntos households Average Treatment Effects on the treated (ATT) on Juntos households Access to agricultural credit Access to agricultural credit MFI Variables Cultivated land 1.28*** 1.10*** Small animals 13.18*** 22.08*** Poultry 5.82*** 6.92*** Obs 301368 301368 ***, ** and *; denote significancy at 1%, 5% and 10%, respectively Source: Own estimations
  13. 13. Initial conclusions • Evidence of that the link of CCT´s to agricutlural credit improve assets position of rural and poor households in Peru (cultivated land, livestock accumulation. • The magnitude of these impacts are relevant: increase 31% cultivated land and 52% accumulation of poultry. • The linking of CCT´s to agricultural credit can be a valid public policy option to promote rural development, rural credit market have little coverage and have few specific products, more dicuss about it.
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