Taiga And Ameji


Taiga and Ameji

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 10(1), pp. 43-50, 2020

ISSN: 2276-7770

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Agricultural Exports and
its Impact on Economic Growth in Nigeria



Taiga, Usio Uchechi 1*; Ameji, Negedu Enemona 2



Department of Economics, Federal University of Lafia, Lafia, Nasarawa State. Email:usiotaiga@ gmail. com; Phone:+2348067023849

2 Department of Economics, Federal
University Lokoja. Email:mona4life2006@
yahoo. com
; Phone:+2348069603222







Type: Research



This study examined the impact and
relationship between agricultural exports and economic growth in Nigeria for
the period of 1981 to 2017. The study was guided by two research questions
and objectives. The Ordinary Least Square (OLS) and Johansen Co-Integration
test were employed for the hypotheses of the study. Results from the OLS
regression model shows that agricultural exports had a positive and
significant relationship on economic growth therefore, provides evidence
that agricultural sector contributes significantly to GDP growth in Nigeria.
The findings also show that at 5 per cent critical level agricultural export
increases economic growth by 5 per cent. The Co-integration test result
indicated that there exists a long run relationship among the variables. The
contribution of agricultural exports of 5 per cent is however low. To
improve on the gains of agricultural exports for growth in the economy, the
study therefore recommends that the government should provide funds to
acquire sophisticated farm tools and increase the country’s budgetary
allocation to the agricultural sector in a consistent manner, initiate
programmes and policies that will ensure adequate partnerships between
research institutions and higher institutions of learning to breach the
widening gap between theory and practice, among others were proffered.


Accepted:  31/01/2020

Published: 25/02/2020



Usio Uchechi

usiotaiga@ gmail. com



Keywords: Agriculture;
Exports; Inflation; Economic Growth; Development




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Cite this Article: Taiga, UU; Ameji, NE (2020). Agricultural
Exports and its Impact on Economic Growth in Nigeria. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 10(1): 43-50.



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