Published on March 2022 | International Trade

ON THE INTERACTION BETWEEN EXPORT PROMOTION AND AGRICULTURAL GROWTH IN POVERTY REDUCTION IN NIGERIA: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FOR THE PERIOD 1980-2016
Authors: AKINLO ANTHONY ENISAN, OKUNLOLA CHARLES OLALEKAN
Journal Name: Journal of Economic Development
Volume: 47 Issue: 1 Page No: 109-135
Indexing: SCI/SCIE,SCOPUS,Web of Science,Google Scholar,SCIMAGOJR,EBSCO
Abstract:

This paper examines the interactive effect of export promotion policies and agricultural output growth on the poverty level in Nigeria for the period 1980 to 2016 using the Autoregressive Distributed Lag Approach (ARDL) approach. Our results can be summarized as follows. First, the interaction of export promotion and agricultural output growth is associated with a lower poverty level in Nigeria in the long and short run. Second, agricultural output growth has a poverty-reducing effect in Nigeria in the long run. Three, export promotion policies aid poverty reduction in the long run. Finally, non-agricultural output growth, inflation, and population growth increase poverty in Nigeria. The findings from the study underlie the importance of integrating agricultural output growth and export promotion schemes in poverty-alleviation process in Nigeria.

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