Non Farm Sector Finance

As a multi-pronged strategy for fostering rural development, it is contemplated that concomitant with the support for agriculture, there is need to encourage development of small industry business and service activities in the rural and semi-urban areas, for self-employment generation. The development of rural non-farm sector hand in hand with agricultural development, is expected to yield a faster rate of growth in the rural areas. In tune with this objective, the Bank is providing refinance support for Non Farm Sector activities through the DCCBs under 22 broad categories of Non-Farm sector activities.