Adeyemi A. Ogundipe1, Adebayo Ogunniyi2, Oluwatomisin M. Ogundipe1, Abiola J. Asaleye3
1Department of Economics and Development Studies, Covenant University, Ogun State, Nigeria
2Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
3Department of Economics, Landmark University, Nigeria
The renewed focus on the poverty reducing potential of agricultural productivity accentuate from the fact that the incidence of poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa is increasing faster than the population.The conceptual framework of the study identified three main linkages via which agricultural productivity translates to poverty reduction; this include: i. income empowerment, ii. Market expansion and iii.Sustenance enhancement. It implies that development programmes targeted at enhancing agricultural productivity should encompass strategies for accessing credit in order to boost the asset base of rural farmer for a large scale commercial production. Also, appropriate macroeconomic policies and institutional quality needs to be enhanced to boost provision of social services, equitable land and credit access.
Keywords: Agricultural Productivity, Poverty, Inclusiveness, Africa
JEL Classification: 013 04 I32 N17
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