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Mufaro Andrew Matandare

Volume - 2 Issue - 12, Pages - 5503-5513

This paper examined the relationship between agricultural export and economic growth in Zimbabwe. The study used time series data from 1980 to 2016. The theoretical model was specified in the spirit of Mankiw, Romer, & Weil (1992). Ordinary Least Square (OLS) methodology was adopted. The empirical findings in the study revealed that agricultural exports, labour, exchange rate and inflation rate have a statistically significant impact on economic progress in Zimbabwe. The paper recommended that government should redirect efforts to improve agricultural export in the process of economic growth in the country. The government should enhance the agricultural sector by giving incentives to the producers in the form of subsidization. To be able to compete in the foreign markets, local farmers should focus on production of food products as well as improve product quality. Furthermore, the government should revive the agro-based industries to enhance backward and forward linkages.

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[Matandare, Mufaro Andrew. "AGRICULTURE EXPORTS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN ZIMBABWE." International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 2, no. 12, 2017, pp. 5503-5513. December.]

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