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The nexus of Environmental Sustainability and Agro-economic Performance of Sub-Saharan African Countries.

Adedoyin, F., Alola, A.A. and Bekun, F.V., 2020. The nexus of Environmental Sustainability and Agro-economic Performance of Sub-Saharan African Countries. Heliyon. (In Press)

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Abstract

The increasing concern of environmental degradation and climate change impacts of agricultural-based activities are becoming more pronounced in the Sub-Sahara region of Africa especially due to urgent drive to meeting food, healthy diet, and economic needs. In retrospect. This novel study explores the relationship between agro-economic performance, the Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Total natural rent, urbanization and environmental degradation vis-à-vis (Carbon dioxide emissions) in a carbon function. The empirical analysis is conducted using panel data for the period 1980–2014 for the selected countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The Kao test uncovers a cointegration between carbon dioxide emissions, Real Gross domestic product, Total natural rent, agriculture and urbanization. The panel Pooled Mean Autoregressive distributed lag model (PMG-ARDL) posits a positive and significant connection between the gross domestic product and CO2 emissions in the long run. Our examination asserts that agricultural value-added reduces emissions in sub-Saharan Africa while urbanization and natural resource rent both increases CO2 emissions in the long run. Also, the causality analysis reveals a bidirectional link between agriculture value-added and CO2 emissions. Essentially, policymakers in African nations must pay close attention to the issues of rural-urban drift as this leads to more emissions.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2405-8440
Uncontrolled Keywords:Agricultural value-added ; Urbanization ; Total natural rent ; Carbon Emissions ; Sub-Saharan Africa
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:34502
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:07 Sep 2020 15:08
Last Modified:09 Sep 2020 14:30

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