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Contribution of agriculture sector to national economy in Nepal


Adhikari, S, Contribution of agriculture sector to national economy in Nepal, The Journal of Agriculture and Environment, 16 pp. 180-187. ISSN 2091-1009 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3126/aej.v16i0.19851


Agriculture is the mainstay of majority of Nepalese people which provides employment, foods and shelter. However, the investment in agriculture in not encouraging, received only about 3 percent of total government outlays during 2002 to 2014. In the study, Gross Domestic Product was regressed with Domestic Savings, Government Expenditure on Agriculture and Foreign Direct Investment on Agriculture with the data from FY 2002/03 to 2014/15. Regression reveals the degree of association among these variables is significant at 5 % level of significance (R=0.991, P=0.005<0.05). The analysis showed that the contribution of Government Expenditure on Agriculture to Gross Domestic Product was found significant whereas the Domestic Savings and Foreign Direct Investment on Agriculture were found insignificant. The compound annual growth rate of Government’s expenditure was found slightly lower than that of budget allocated to Ministry of Agricultural Development. In sum, the study concluded that the Government Expenditure on Agriculture is crucial for the national economy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:expenditure on agriculture, domestic savings, FDI, GDP
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, land and farm management
Research Field:Farm management, rural management and agribusiness
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Public sector productivity
UTAS Author:Adhikari, S (Mr Santosh Adhikari)
ID Code:134231
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-08-01
Last Modified:2019-09-10

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