Raimot Lawal, Olubisi Aako, Taiwo Ogunseitan & Aanu Osunmakinde

This study employs the Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) model and Bound tests to examine the short- and long-run relationships between crop and livestock production and economic growth. In the Central Bank of Nigeria bulletin, the research examines statistics on crop and livestock production as well as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a measure of economic development in Nigeria from 1981 to 2022. According to the findings of the ARDL and Error Correction (EC) models, crop and livestock production significantly contribute to economic growth in Nigeria in the short-run and long-run. In the long term, crop production has 41% effect on economic growth that is positive and more important than that of 16% effect of livestock production. Therefore, policymakers should focus on policies that promote investment in agricultural infrastructure and technology for farmers. Such policies would not only boost crop and livestock production but also spur economic growth in Nigeria. Keywords: Crop production, Livestock production, Economic growth, Agricultural Output0150