Clement A.U. Ighodaro Infrastructure and Agricultural Growth in Nigeria Report as inadecuate

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The study considered infrastructure and agricultural growth in Nigeria using a time series data for over four decades and the Parsimonious Error Correction Model estimation technique. It was found that various performance indicators with respect to physical infrastructure used for the study have not been encouraging in Nigeria. The provision of infrastructure in Nigeria, particularly physical infrastructure is characterized by the predominance of public enterprises except for telecommunications sector in recent time. The empirical part of the study revealed different relative response rates of the different component of infrastructure used in the study to the growth of the agricultural sector in Nigeria. There was unidirectional causality between telecommunication facilities and agricultural production. The same result was found between labour and agricultural production. It was recommended that the sectoral specific effects of the various forms of infrastructure should be taken into consideration when designing policy for promoting agricultural growth in Nigeria.

Keywords: Infrastructure ; Agricultural Growth ; Nigeria

Editor(s): Getnet Alemu

Alemayehu Seyoum

Alemu Mekonnen

Eyob Tesfaye

Gezahegn Ayele

Ishak Diwan

Subject(s): Agribusiness

Agricultural and Food Policy

Issue Date: Nov 01 2011

Publication Type: Journal Article

ISSN: 1993-3681

Language: English Published in: Ethiopian Journal of Economics, Volume 19, Number 2 Page range: 147-173

JEL Codes: H54; O13

Note: Clement A.U. Ighodaro_Infrastructure and Agricultural Growth in Nigeria

Record appears in: Ethiopian Economics Association > Ethiopian Journal of Economics

Author: Ighodaro, Clement A.U.


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