The nexus of environmental sustainability and agro-economic performance of Sub-Saharan African countries

Authors: Adedoyin, F.F., Alola, A.A. and Bekun, F.V.

Journal: Heliyon

Volume: 6

Issue: 9

ISSN: 2405-8440

DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e04878

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 used a 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. In addition, 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.

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The nexus of environmental sustainability and agro-economic performance of Sub-Saharan African countries.

Authors: Adedoyin, F.F., Alola, A.A. and Bekun, F.V.

Journal: Heliyon

Volume: 6

Issue: 9

Pages: e04878

ISSN: 2405-8440

DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e04878

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 used a 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. In addition, 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.

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The nexus of environmental sustainability and agro-economic performance of Sub-Saharan African countries

Authors: Adedoyin, F.F., Alola, A.A. and Bekun, F.V.

Journal: HELIYON

Volume: 6

Issue: 9

eISSN: 2405-8440

DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e04878

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The nexus of environmental sustainability and agro-economic performance of Sub-Saharan African countries

Authors: Adedoyin, F.F., Alola, A.A. and Bekun, F.V.

Journal: Heliyon

Volume: 6

DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e04878

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/34502/

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The nexus of environmental sustainability and agro-economic performance of Sub-Saharan African countries.

Authors: Adedoyin, F.F., Alola, A.A. and Bekun, F.V.

Journal: Heliyon

Volume: 6

Issue: 9

Pages: e04878

eISSN: 2405-8440

ISSN: 2405-8440

DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e04878

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 used a 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. In addition, 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.

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

Authors: Adedoyin, F., Alola, A.A. and Bekun, F.V.

Journal: Heliyon

Volume: 6

Issue: 9

ISSN: 2405-8440

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.

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