African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6638

Full Length Research Paper

Input-output analysis on the contribution of agriculture to the economy of Limpopo Province, South Africa

Majory O. Meliko* and Stephen A. Oni
Department of Agricultural Economics, School of Agriculture, University Of Venda Thohoyandou, 0950, South Africa.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 05 January 2011
  •  Published: 05 December 2011


In this study, an input output table was developed which was used to examine the empirical evidence on the strength of agricultural growth multipliers, in the facets of income, output and employment. The first order multiplier effect of agriculture was 0.3481 for output, 0.0327 for income and 0.0524 for employment. It contributions to the economy of Limpopo Province was ranked ninth for output and income multipliers and eighth for employment. Trade services were ranked first in all three sets multipliers. From the study, it was concluded that more poverty could be reduced with increased investment trade services sector as it gives more returns to investments.


Key words: Input-output analysis, GRIT, Limpopo Province, South Africa.