Richard Meyer

Richard (Dick) L. Meyer is a Professor emeritus, OSU, and private consultant. He teaches and consults on the subjects of agricuture and microfinance in developing countries. He has worked as a professor at The Ohio State University for 25 years.

Richard (Dick) L. Meyer earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and graduate degrees from Cornell University. He joined Ohio State in 1970 and served as Director of International Programs and led AEDE's Rural Finance program. His professional career has been devoted to developm finance in low income countries, concerning the development of agricultural credit and microfinance. He continues to conduct research and write about these subjects. He also teaches these subjects in international short courses and in consultancies with major international donor agencies.

Posts by Richard Meyer

Agriculture Microfinance Overview Part 2-BAARC Thailand

In this video Richard L. Meyer, Professor Emeritus at the Ohio State University talks about Bank for Agriculture and Agriculture Cooperatives (BAAC) Thailand, which is a specialised agriculture lending financial institution within the microfinance sector. Elaborating on BAAC, Richard says that the bank serves both large and small farmers through individual lending and group lending. […]

Agriculture Microfinance Overview Part 1

“In this video Richard L. Meyer, Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University, discusses the major challenges associated with agricultural credit. Stressing on the need for change in the attitude towards repayment among farmers, Meyer says that the attributes that make financing difficult for agriculture are many such as agriculture clients are geographically disperse, thus, […]