Accelerating agricultural productivity to enhance economic growth in Botswana

Show simple item record Mbulawa, Strike 2017-12-04T08:11:30Z 2017-12-04T08:11:30Z 2017-02-09
dc.identifier.citation Mbulawa, S., 2017. Accelerating Agricultural Productivity to Enhance Economic Growth in Botswana. Current Research in Agricultural Sciences, 4(1), pp.14-31. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2312-6418
dc.description.abstract The need to diversify the economy so as to ensure sustainable economic growth has been of great concern. Accelerating productivity in agriculture is seen as one of the alternatives to support the diversification initiatives by the government and drive growth in Botswana. This study discusses the factors contributing to increased long term agricultural productivity and hence its subsequent impact on growth in the short. The study employs the vector error correction model and annual data to explain the connection between key variables. This paper concludes that there is unidirectional causality from agricultural productivity to growth. This study shows that economic growth can be improved in the short term by improvements in agricultural productivity. Agricultural productivity can be enhanced by providing adequate infrastructure, additional farming machinery per hectare of arable land and having a targeted approach in the provision of funding towards agricultural oriented initiatives. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Botho University en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Current Research in Agricultural Sciences en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;68.2017.41.14.31
dc.subject Agricultural productivity en_US
dc.subject Economic growth en_US
dc.subject Infrastructure en_US
dc.title Accelerating agricultural productivity to enhance economic growth in Botswana en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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