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Economics of farm mechanization and water development policies in Pakistan

Muhammad Jameel Khan

Economics of farm mechanization and water development policies in Pakistan

a case study

by Muhammad Jameel Khan

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Published by Punjab Economic Research Institute, Lahore in Lahore .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Pakistan.
    • Subjects:
    • Farm mechanization -- Economic aspects -- Pakistan.,
    • Water resources development -- Government policy -- Pakistan.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Muhammad Jameel Khan.
      SeriesOccasional paper ;, 8, Occasional paper (Punjab Economic Research Institute, Lahore) ;, 8.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD1459 .K46 1981
      The Physical Object
      Pagination156 leaves ;
      Number of Pages156
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3014231M
      LC Control Number84930761

      Similarly, machine-aided laser levelling reduces need of water pumping, thereby enhancing gross margins [1]. To increase farmer and agribusiness incomes, USAID is helping small and medium-sized agricultural businesses to access financing and to improve quality of fresh produce, meat, and processed foods, which link producers and agribusinesses to more lucrative markets. Similarly the number of tube will operated with electricity increased from 1,06, in to 4,55, in and further expected to be double of during The equipment is expected to increase yield per acre and help to offset a sharp decline in acreage planted due to the lack of available labour and drought conditions.

      Can it contribute to poverty reduction? The New Mexico green chile crop is currently hand-picked entirely by field workers [13] as chili pods tend to bruise easily. Main objective of this study is to analyse various characteristics of farm household that may affect farm mechanization. The conflict compelled them to woo the local landlords, who were their main political support base. Given the particular importance of agriculture sector in most of the developing countries, there is a need to increase investment in the sector for the sake of food security, income generation and employment.

      You can help by adding to it. Besides mechanical fertilization, contour bunding and terracing are done by mechanical methods with the help of self-propelled graders and terraces. This book is a fine example of the International Food Policy Research Institute's mission to support countries with relevant policy research for effective decision making. Can it contribute to poverty reduction?


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Economics of farm mechanization and water development policies in Pakistan by Muhammad Jameel Khan Download PDF Ebook

There is little doubt that the expansion of irrigation has brought more land under cultivation and increased productivity which, in turn, has had a positive impact on poverty reduction and higher incomes for farmers. Development of a detailed database is crucial to help policymakers understand the current status of farm mechanisation and identify the areas where improvement is required.

Land improvements by land leveling and grading with the help of bulldozers and other heavy machines; 3. Custom hiring services for agricultural machines have been essential in countries where in where small farms are dominant [10]. Renting and commercial sharing of agricultural machinery is quite common.

Increase in the Economics of farm mechanization and water development policies in Pakistan book of crops, due to mechanization of farms, has been traced from 40 to 50 per cent in the case of maize; 15 to 20 per cent in Bajra and Paddy; 30 to 40 per cent in Jowar, Groundnut and Wheat.

Materials and Methods For econometric estimations, we use data collected for various characteristics of farm household which are discussed in the literature on the subject. They say that most of even these companies are focused on imports or trade and just 30 or are engaged Economics of farm mechanization and water development policies in Pakistan book regular manufacturing.

Use of farm machinery may create unemployment only in the short period. Consequently, the number of tractors increased to 4, 55, in and is expected to have further increase to over, 1, 90, during By this quickening of agricultural practices the human labour required is minimised.

Furthermore, discussed relationship of machinery ownership with household assets and access to agricultural credit. Chapter 2 focuses on irrigation policies and development under the British.

Large capital investments and increasing use of highly trained labor also have contributed to the success of American agriculture. Agriculture is a major source of income and employment in South Asia.

They found that all large scale farmer own tractor but they seldom rent it out. These include market mechanisms such as demand-driven distribution of water and increased investment by the private sector. To cut down the existing cattle population will be a difficult problem. Even scarce foreign exchange should be allocated for such machines where the benefits are very substantial.

No doubt, the tractor schemes have helped mechanisation of farming. Domestic production of agricultural machinery is based on outdated technology with low efficiency.

Jungle clearance and opening up virgin lands for cultivation; 5. The use of machine energy, therefore, leads to good agricultural production, to trade many crops or saleable animal products in short, to an exchange economy and a system of land utilization in which cultivator rests on a different and infinitely more complex basis than is found in the local self-sufficient economy.

For example, [19] noted that mechanization investment, particularly large machines, payoff to farmers with larger farm size.

Computers track farm operations, and even space technology is utilized to find the best places to plant and fertilize crops. What's more, researchers periodically introduce new food products and new methods for raising them, such as artificial ponds to raise fish.

Agriculture and the Rural Economy in Pakistan: Issues, Outlooks, and Policy Priorities seeks to answer these questions by examining the performance of both agriculture and the rural economy.

This will enable farmers to collateralize their harvest to access financing, while also improving post-harvest storage.May 21,  · MA-economics Karachi University syllabus MA-ECONOMICS FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES PREVIOUS & FINAL LAND: Size of holdings, Farm mechanization, water-logging salinity, quality and quality of inputs.

(ii) LABOUR: Rate of population growth and land ratio study of agricultural Pakistan Development Review, Institute of Development Economics.

Lahore University of Management Sciences economic policies, and state-society relations. Deepen understanding of the history of macroeconomic policies and economic development in Pakistan. 3. Attempt to form a holistic picture of the connections between economic and. Farm mechanization has helped in increasing the cultivated area and yield of major crops like wheat, rice and maize to %, % and %, respectively, by bringing barren land under 42comusa.com: Muhammad Yamin.Research Pdf for promoting Agricultural Mechanization in Pakistan Dr.

Tanveer Ahmad Director Agricultural and Biological Development and adaption of farm scale agricultural technologies for sugarcane crushing, maize Stover harvester, maize dryer, and.This work is basically based on the role of agriculture in the economic development of Pakistan.

The Secondary data was collected in year to The main aim of this paper was to study and analyze the significance relationship of agriculture sectors with GDP.mechanization of the ebook sector requires a well-functioning supply chain. To draw lessons for achieving this goal, the FAO Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division commissioned three mechanization supply chain case studies.

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The studies were conducted in Kenya, Pakistan and Brazil, and the information contained in them has been.