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

 

 

*1
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

                                

  

ARTICLE INFO

ABSTRACT

 

Article
No.:
01302015

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

 

*Corresponding
Author

Taiga,
Usio Uchechi

E-mail:
usiotaiga@ gmail. com

Phone:
+2348067023849

 

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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