The deep evolutions which the agricultural systems has been involved during the last few years have sped up an increasing attention from stakeholders and the policy maker towards the topic of the credit risk access. Whereas in the past the credit in agriculture has been regulated from "special regimes", today with the new Unified Body of Laws in banks and credit matter and the introduction of the rules of Basel 2 (more recently Basel 3), the condition of agricultural firms hugely changed. This work aimed to develop a new methodological approach by derive the credit score for firms in agricultural sector, which tried to overcame the limits of the traditional approach. In this context, by using a sample drawn from the RICA dataset, we also carried out an empirical analysis aimed to emphasize the dynamics of farmers credit score throughout the years.
Keywords: Merito creditizio, Basilea 3, credito in agricoltura
Jel Code: Q12, Q18, G20