International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A
Impact of agricultural exports on economic growth in Cameroon
Honoré Samuel Ntavoua
The purpose of this article is to analyze the impact of agricultural exports such as: coffee, cotton and cocoa on economic growth in Cameroon, from 1968 to 2013. The main results obtained by the Generalized Moments Method show that, the impact of cocoa and coffee exports is negative and that of cotton on economic growth is positive. The export of cocoa, the exchange rate and the stability of agricultural exports are respectively significant. To this end, farmers should be encouraged to form more cooperatives in order to have easy access to finance which permit to increase their production, the government should fund research activities to improve the quality of agricultural products sold abroad in order to be more competitive and finally to promote the strategy of diversification of export products.