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World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2018, 6(4), 132-139
DOI: 10.12691/wjar-6-4-3
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Agricultural Exports, Economic Growth and Households Consumption in Togo

Tomgouani LANIE1, and An-yak BATAKA2

1Department of Economics, University of Kara

2Department of Economics, University of Lome

Pub. Date: November 23, 2018

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Tomgouani LANIE and An-yak BATAKA. Agricultural Exports, Economic Growth and Households Consumption in Togo. World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2018; 6(4):132-139. doi: 10.12691/wjar-6-4-3

Abstract

The role of exports in stimulating economic growth continue to be the subject of many investigations. In effect, despite theoretical foundations establishing the relationship between exports and economic growth, disagreements are persistent concerning the direction of causality and the magnitude of effects. In developing countries where agriculture is a growth sector, it is worth determining the role of agricultural exports in economic growth and households’ welfare. In this paper, we have determined the relationships between agricultural exports and economic growth on the one hand and between agricultural exports and households’ consumption on the other hand in Togo. In this respect, we have performed Granger causality tests and estimate error correction models. The results indicate that there exist a unidirectional causal relationships from the agricultural exports to economic growth and households’ consumption. The results of estimation of error correction models revealed that, deviations from the long-run equilibrium in the relationship between agricultural exports and economic growth are resorbed at the rate of 44.9 percent per year whereas deviations from the long-run equilibrium in the relationship between agricultural exports and households consumption are resorbed at the rate of 28.4 percent per year. The results suggest that, policies towards agricultural exports promotion in Togo will not only stimulate economic growth but also improve households’ consumption.

Keywords:
agricultural exports economic growth households’ consumption Togo

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