Agricultural Productions and Its Implications on Economic Growth in Ivory Coast: The Use of the Econometric Approach

Kouakou Kouakou Paul-Alfred


The objective of this article is to assess the effect of the agricultural sector on the economic growth in Ivory Coast.

The data used are those of the World Bank and cover the period from 1985 to 2015. The analysis of the data required the use of the AutoRegressive Distributed Lag (ARDL). It emerges from this study that there is a positive and significant relationship between manufacturing agriculture and economic growth in the short and long term. On the other hand, the food-crop production has a negative effect on GDP, even if it is significant. The variable of interest such as agricultural investment has a positive and significant effect on economic development, while cash crop production have a positive but not significant effect on long-term economic growth. Therefore, in view of these results, the State must promote the processing of agricultural products in order to create more value added.

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Applied Economics and Finance    ISSN 2332-7294 (Print)   ISSN 2332-7308 (Online)

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