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Patrice Rélouendé Zidouemba
 
''Does agriculture possess the strong linkages necessary to drive industrialization and poverty reduction in Burkina Faso?''
( 2021, Vol. 41 No.3 )
 
 
The industrial development is often considered as a way of making developing economies more resilient and improving households' livelihoods over the long run. In this paper, we have made use of a computable general equilibrium model applied to Burkina Faso and have shown that the agricultural development could allow both achieving strong growth of the manufacturing sector and increasing real households' income. In terms of industrial development, the beneficial effects of an agricultural investment are greater than those of an industrial investment. This result is explained by the strong feedback links between agriculture and industry. Our findings have interesting policy implications: industrial development in many developing countries is more hampered by the difficulties encountered by the agricultural sector than by a lack of investment in the industry. The findings therefore suggest that an even higher priority must be given to the agricultural sector by allocating the necessary resources to achieve agricultural development.
 
 
Keywords: CGE modeling, agricultural intensification, industrialization
JEL: Q1 - Agriculture: General
C6 - Mathematical Methods and Programming: General
 
Manuscript Received : May 04 2020 Manuscript Accepted : Jul 18 2021

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