Infrastructural Development, Sustainable Agricultural Output and Employment in ECOWAS Countries

Richardson Kojo Edeme, Nelson C. Nkalu, Janefrancis C Idenyi, Winnie O. Arazu

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Abstract

This study examines the effect of infrastructural development on agricultural output and employment in Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) utilizing panel autoregressive distributed lag (PARDL) methodology. This study demonstrates that infrastructures that support agriculture productivity foster employment creation. Estimated results reveal that information and communication technology positively affect agricultural output while access to electricity has positive effect on agricultural employment. Transport infrastructure had negative and insignificant effect on agricultural performance. A major contribution of this paper is that investment in infrastructural development with a view to improving agricultural productivity potentially contributes to employment generation.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100010
Number of pages6
JournalSustainable Futures
Volume2
Early online date8 Feb 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020

Keywords

  • Infrastructural development
  • agricultural output
  • employment in the agricultural sector

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