Role Of Agriculture In Economic Development Of Developing Countries: Case Study Of China And Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)

  • Andzio-Bika Herve Lezin Wilfrid
  • Kamitewoko Edwige


This paper analyzed the influence of agriculture in GDP of China and three SSA countries. Data used for the study was drawn from the Food and Agriculture Organization for SSA countries and the statistical offices reported in China statistical yearbook. The study covered the period 1990-2001. Ordinary least square multiple regression was used to analyze the data. The resulting conclusion was that in China as well in Cameroon, Congo and Burkina-Faso agriculture has an effect on GDP. Only while this effect is positive for China, Congo and Burkina Faso, in Cameroon was negative. This negative effect can be explained by the vigorous recovery of the general economic situation, which led to a total reduction of the agriculture place in economy of the country.

Journal of Agriculture and Social Research Vol. 4 (2) 2004: 1-18

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