Nexus between Environmental Degradation and Agricultural Productivity in sub Sahara Africa; does Poverty Matters?
agricultural productivity, environmental degradation, seemingly unrelated regression, sub-sahara africa and sur, poverty
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between environmental degradation and agricultural productivity in Sub-Sahara Africa over the period from 1996 to 2020 To achieve this objective we assumed greenhouse gases as an indicator for environmental degradation agricultural value added as an indicator for agricultural productivity and Gross domestic product as an indicator of poverty level The data used in the study was collected from the World Bank Development Indicators database 2020 Concerning the estimation the Seemingly Unrelated Regression SUR model was used The results indicated that an increase in greenhouse gases has a positive and statistically significant influence on agricultural value added and agricultural production has a positive effect on environmental degradation in Sub- Sahara Africa It is therefore of vital essential that various agents should be encourage the used organic rather than chemicals manures for agricultural production that farms lands should be equitable distributed among the farmers and that agricultural production practices should not be done on marginal lands
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