The effect of agricultural growth on unemployment and poverty in Uganda (1980-2020)
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Unemployment which has been identified as the major cause of poverty is a worldwide economic problem. Poverty alleviation has been a great concern to developing countries. The economic burden of unemployment on a society necessitates this study. Consequently, this study analyses the Uganda agricultural growth, its contributions, and examines the linkage and dimension of agricultural growth, Poverty and unemployment rates. Collected time series data were analyzed with the aid of box-Jenkins methodology, Granger Causality test and regression analysis. Results showed that Uganda agricultural growth has an inverse relationship with unemployment and poverty... In addition, increase in agricultural growth decrease unemployment and thus can alleviate poverty. Consequently, recommending polices to alleviate poverty should focus on increasing agricultural growth. Keywords: Box-Jenkins, Granger Causality test, Uganda, Agriculture, Unemployment and poverty.