Journal of
Development and Agricultural Economics

  • Abbreviation: J. Dev. Agric. Econ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9774
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDAE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 527

Full Length Research Paper

An impact assessment of agriculture technological transfer from China to West Africa: A computable general equilibrium (CGE) dynamic approach

Christopher Belford
  • Christopher Belford
  • The Institute of Agricultural Economics and Development, The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China. 2School of Business and Public Administration, University of The Gambia, The Gambia.
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Huang Delin
  • Huang Delin
  • The Institute of Agricultural Economics and Development, The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China.
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Ebrima Ceesay
  • Ebrima Ceesay
  • School of Business and Public Administration, University of The Gambia, The Gambia.
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Ahmed Yosri Nasi
  • Ahmed Yosri Nasi
  • Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Egypt.
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Jonga Rutendo Happy
  • Jonga Rutendo Happy
  • The Institute of Agricultural Economics and Development, The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China.
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Lang Sanyang
  • Lang Sanyang
  • School of Business and Public Administration, University of The Gambia, The Gambia.
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  •  Received: 19 February 2021
  •  Accepted: 10 September 2021
  •  Published: 30 September 2021

Abstract

China’s presence and influence in West Africa is on the rise, given China’s colossal investment in the sub-region’s economy. It is against this background that impact assessment was conducted by measuring the deviation between the baseline equilibrium against the policy scenarios of low and high agriculture technology transfer. The results of the study exemplify that for an effective impact on agriculture technology transfer to occur that will yield an increased rate of return, growth in capital stock, increase welfare, growth in sectoral output, increase in private household demand for sectoral output and value-added activities, West Africa must implement high agriculture technology transfer policy. The results for GDP and CPI indicates that some countries will be impacted positively by either adopting high or low agriculture technology from China. Given the overall results of the study, the sub-region must opt for high agriculture technology to ensure both economic and sectoral growth.

Key words: Agriculture technology transfer, computable general equilibrium, China, West Africa.